Awards in design and technology

The MATERIALICA Design + Technology Awards show how important knowledge of materials is to industrial design. Applications must be received by 30 June.

The quest for carbon dioxide sequestration – North Sea potential

Materials World magazine
The dichotomy of the North Sea being a source of oil and gas and a possible repository for CO2 was explored at an event held at The Geological Society in London, UK, on 24-25 March.

Flax files – is natural best?

Materials World magazine
The assumption that natural fibres are ‘greener’ than glass fibres just because they ‘grow in the ground’ should be avoided by the composites industry, says a team at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Coalfield communities review underway

Materials World magazine
A review of the UK’s former coalfield communities is underway to speed up regeneration plans.
Barcode is water transferred onto ceramic sanitaryware

Smart coding sanitaryware

Materials World magazine
An advanced high temperature barcoding system that can be easily applied to sanitaryware could significantly reduce manufacturing waste, says ceramic manufacturer Xerital Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.