Special issue on manufacturing and design of composites published in Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering

Maney Publishing
Issue 2 of Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering features a selection of articles from the 21st International SICOMP conference focusing on the manufacturing and design of composites. View this article to find out how to IOM3 members can access content freely.

Review of materials selection within naval shipbuilding published in Ironmaking & Steelmaking

Maney Publishing
The April issue of Ironmaking and Steelmaking features a review of materials selection for current and future naval requirements by Norrie McPherson, BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd. View this article to find out more about the review and Maney’s journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection and how to access content freely online as an IOM3 member.
fruit in plastic trays

Breaking knowledge barriers on PLA

Materials World magazine
Improved understanding of the interaction between polylactic acid (PLA)-based food packaging and its contents is the focus of research by scientists in France, who aim to help PLA manufacturers optimise the material for enhanced shelf-life.
Keep-fresh bag based on corn starch. ©Naku, Vienna, Austria

PLA – straight out of production

Materials World magazine
The EU Eranet Cornet II Project – which has brought together 11 institutes and SMEs from six European countries – concludes that polylactic acid (PLA) is now better understood.

Anti-bacterial stainless steel

Materials World magazine
Researchers at the School of Metallurgy and Materials in the University of Birmingham, UK, are developing a technique for surface-alloying austenitic stainless steels with substitutional silver and copper, and interstitial nitrogen and carbon.