• Calling time at IOM3

    Dr Bernie Rickinson, IOM3 Chief Executive, has confirmed to Trustees and the principal boards of the Institute his intent to retire from the Institute at the end of 2018.
  • Cut through the layers

    Materials World magazine
    Two things have become clear in the current debate around plastic packaging – consumers need to value the material more and producers need to be incentivised to use a higher amount of recycled content
  • TPS March newsletter now available

    The Packaging Society
    The Packaging Society has published the March edition of its newsletter - this is a special Event Edition reporting on the recent Starpack Awards Dinner and the Packaging Innovations Easyfairs...
  • How smart packaging works

    Materials World magazine
    Equipping products with sensors and interactive codes will reduce packaging waste, argues Jean-Richard Maguet*, owner of French packaging design agency Mizenboîte.
  • Engineering body, IOM3 achieves apprenticeship accreditation status

    A team from the Institute has been working with an industrial consortium over the last 18 months to develop an apprenticeship standard at level 3 which best meets the knowledge and skills needs of the multifaceted and economically significant industries that operate in the composites sector.
  • Sprayable nanocoating extends produce shelf life

    Materials World magazine
    An antimicrobial nanocoating can be sprayed onto food to increase its shelf life. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Frank Paine Packaging Award

    The Packaging Society
    The Frank Paine Packaging Award will be given to the person who can show an outstanding contribution within the Science and Technology of Packaging. It is open to members and non members globally. The medal will be awarded every two years and the recipient will be asked to give a lecture on packaging innovation to an audience of young professionals the following year.
  • The latest in packaging news

    Materials World magazine
    From smart packaging to promoting polymers in schools, Natalie Daniels looks at the latest in polymers and packaging.
  • IOM3 publishes 2015 Annual Report

    The Institute has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2015
  • 2016 Bessemer Masterclass

    South Wales Materials Association
    The South Wales Materials Association (SWMA) in conjunction with the Iron and Steel Society and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), are delighted to announce that the 2016...