Patent of the Month – Ice test devices

Materials World magazine
A patent relating to a novel ice adhesion test is presented by Dr Tahsin Ali Kassam.

Scanning the Earth with Lidar technology

Materials World magazine
An ambitious project to scan the entire Earth using Lidar technology has been initiated. Idha Valeur reports.

Full line-up of speakers announced for the PVC industry's premier conference

PVC 2020 continues to build on the reputation of this world-leading triennial conference series, delivering a comprehensive and varied programme of international speakers, high-quality papers and exceptional networking opportunities.

Third Russia Raw-Materials Dialogue takes place in Saint Petersburg

The third Russia-UK Raw Materials Dialogue took place in Saint Petersburg on 22–24 October. During the first day, IOM3 Past President Martin Cox was awarded a prestigious commemorative medal from the government of the Russian Federation. The medal represents 300 years since the inception of Russian Collegium of Mining.

Magnesium alloys for implants

Materials World magazine
A family of magnesium-based alloys that can be resorbed by the body have been developed, revealing mechanistic insights to better predict their degradation rate.