Closed Loop’s Nick Cliffe helps the Made On A Bus group get to grips with recycled plastic

Wheels in motion - waste management workshop

Materials World magazine
A workshop on the trail of recyclable waste sparked dialogue between UK local council officials, recycling industry professionals, designers and processors in waste management.

Electron radiation for natural fibre-reinforced composites

Materials World magazine
Researchers in Germany have shown that electron radiation can improve interfacial bonding in natural fibre-reinforced composites. The process may be faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than existing methods.
High temperature silicon carbide electronics project wafer

Circuit training - silicon carbide for high temperature electronics

Materials World magazine
A novel integrated circuit process based on silicon carbide could allow active electronics to operate for long periods in high temperature environments.
Coconut burfi

Longer life for festive sweets

Materials World magazine
The shelf-life of the coconut burfi, an Indian sweet, could be increased to 75 days, thanks to a combination of thermal processing and existing packaging materials.

Shape-shifting materials - a novel take on origami

Materials World magazine
Researchers at Harvard and MIT, USA, have designed shape-shifting programmable matter, in the form of a "smart paper".