World's largest all composite aircraft makes its first flight

Materials World magazine
The world’s largest all-composite aircraft with the longest wingspan has completed its first flight. Idha Valeur reports

Environmentally friendly transparent wood that can help heat a home

Materials World magazine
A transparent wood that can store and release heat could be an eco-friendly alternative for construction. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

An insight into West Cumbria Mine’s Woodhouse Colliery project

Materials World magazine
After receiving planning permission, West Cumbria Mining will plough ahead with developing its underground metallurgical coal mine in the UK. Shardell Joseph explores its potential impact on the environment, the community, and the steel industry.

Bomb-resistant quick-fix wrap can prolong life of concrete

Materials World magazine
A new stick-on material has been created that can make buildings stronger and bomb resistant. Shardell Joseph reports.

Swiss supplier secures recycled PET plastic for wind turbine blades

Materials World magazine
A Swiss company has acquired a PET recycling operation in Italy, to help turn recyclable materials into wind turbine blades. Shardell Joseph reports.