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Teacher’s experience at Materials Congress

IOM3
‘Smart materials – smart move’ is the theme of the teacher’s experience to be held on 14 May in Grantham as part of Materials Congress. The all-day session will focus on smart materials with a view to support the science and technology curriculum for 12-16 year olds.
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Draft programmes available for Materials Congress

IOM3
Draft programmes for Materials Congress are now available online.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

London Materials Society
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a business-planning technique that caused a revolution within manufacturing companies when it was introduced in the early 1960s. At its core is a computer algorithm...
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Building products suppliers aim to reduce construction waste

Materials World magazine
Minimising waste packaging on building sites is a top priority for the new Green Procurement Group. The consortium of 13 building materials suppliers and distributors aims to minimise the environmental impact of the supply chain. The companies want to reduce the level of packaging used for materials such as bricks, paint, aggregates and blocks by 20% in the next five years.

Cheaper materials for solar cells

Materials World magazine
One of the UK's largest photovoltaic solar energy research projects, PV-21, is investigating a replacement for the rare and expensive indium used in the conductors and semiconductors of solar cells.

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