New specification manual for fire retardants

The Wood Technology Society
The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has published a new manual about the fire protection of wood.

Recycling and recovery infrastructure for critical materials

A study by the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network has identified the principal sources of critical materials, their major applications, and the extent of the recycling and recovery chain in the UK.

Partners sought for University Scholarship Scheme

The Ironmongers' Foundation is looking for partners to join its University Scholarship Scheme.

Last call for Starpack Industry Awards 2011

The final deadline for the 2011 Starpack Industry Awards is Wednesday 22 June
Kaolin mineral. Images of ‘Clay Gallery’ courtesy of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland and The Clay Minerals Society.

At the surface of clay minerals

Clay Technology magazine
The physical and mechanical properties of clay minerals are often influenced by their specific surface area. Researchers claim to have found a simplified way of predicting this to determine their impact on fine-grained soil characteristics.