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.
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.
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.
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.