Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, have discovered a new method of X-ray imaging based on the colouring abilities of the natural mineral hackmanite. The international group of researchers also found out how and why hackmanite changes colour upon exposure to X-rays.
Ionoptika Ltd and the University of Surrey have been awarded project grants worth a total of £425,000.00 from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to expand their research into new manufacturing technologies for quantum devices.
European plastic recycling industry registered nearly a 10% increase in installed plastic recycling capacity for flexible film in 2020, demonstrating a solid growth despite the COVID pandemic that resulted in severe disruptions on the waste management market.
Milk protein whey – a by-product of cheese making – is being used to fabricate high-performance, plastic-like foams that show chemical resistance and mechanical strength, stiffness, and toughness in harsh environments at over 150°C.
Looking at higher strength steels for magnetic applications in motors, the thermo-mechanical processing and intergranular corrosion of TP347H stainless steel and grain size effects on deformation characteristics.
By incorporating graphene nanoplatelets into traditional cement, researchers suggest they can enhance the material’s water and fracture resistance as well as potentially imbue electrical conductivity and piezoelectric and magnetic properties.
All firms and bodies involved in the construction industry in the North East have been invited to an emergency summit to address the deepening materials shortage crisis. The summit is a cross industry event to raise awareness of this and discuss possible solutions.
SC Johnson, the maker of household consumer brands, is teaming up with England's Liverpool Football Club to create a closed loop recycling model for the more than 500,000 plastic bottles used at its Anfield stadium each season.
UK universities have been awarded funding by the Research England Development (RED) Fund to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the open research agenda and continues to generate globally leading research.
European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is warning Plastics Europe of the consequences of placing risks of structural change unilaterally on the shoulders of the plastic converters without closely looking into alternative possibilities to increase recycled content in packaging.