Thatching with seaweed for greener construction

Materials World magazine
A dissertation project building on traditional Viking methods of thatching eelgrass is helping make this seaweed a popular choice of modern building material.

Award winner presents Bessemer Lecture

Materials World magazine
Winning the Bessemer Gold Medal for his contributions to the industry, Liberty Steel CEO, Jon Bolton, speaks about GREENSTEEL and the future for the sector in the UK.

Research site approved for observing geothermal energy

Materials World magazine
A geoenergy research site in the UK has been approved along with the plan to drill 50 boreholes. Shardell Joseph reports.

Analysis of ‘War on Plastic’ documentary and plastic waste management in the UK

Materials World magazine
In a three‐part documentary, war on plastics with Hugh and Anita, the BBC presented a controversial take on single‐use plastics and the flaws of recycling systems in the UK. Shardell Joseph looks into the wave of responses since the programme aired, the benefits of plastic and the challenges facing the plastic and packaging industry.

Haydale Launches Advanced Nanomaterial Additives for Elastomers at IRC 2019

Rubber in Engineering Group
Haydale, the global advanced materials group, is pleased to announce that it will be launching a range of functionalised nanomaterials pre-dispersed in process oils for improvements in the properties of elastomers at IRC 2019, where Haydale is also Gold Sponsor.