• A look back at 2018

    IOM3
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.
  • Government launches Resources and Waste Strategy for England

    IOM3
    Businesses and manufacturers are to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste under the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, announced on Tuesday 18 December 2018.
  • Nominations invited for IOM3 2019 Awards including Prince Philip and the Colwyn Medal

    The Polymer Society
    Online nominations are invited for achievement in the Rubber and Plastics sector in these highly prestigious awards
  • Pursuing the smart factory

    Materials World magazine
    Dr Cinzia Giannetti, Senior Lecturer of Engineering at Swansea University, UK, talks about her smart factory project and collaboration with packaging manufacturer, Crown.
  • Starpack Industry Awards Launch

    IOM3
    The Starpack Industry Awards are officially open for entry, with this year’s focus on packaging and the environment. The 2019 Starpack Awards will highlight excellence in environmental stewardship by making the prestigious Greenstar Award available to all judging categories. Starpack Industry Award winners are also eligible to enter the renowned WorldStar Awards run by the World Packaging Organisation.
  • How we talk about plastics

    Materials World magazine
    Plastics can be recyclable, compostable biodegradeable – but what do these really mean? Stuart Patrick breaks down single-use plastics.
  • Technology Communities Board invites nominations

    IOM3
    The IOM3 Managing Board recently approved the restructure of the Industry & Technology Policy Board by creating a new Technical Communities Board (TCB). Nominations are now being sought for the role of Strategic Advisors on the TCB. This voluntary role is open to any member of the Institute. Members can request a full prospectus which sets out the ethos behind the change and includes both the job description and Terms of Reference.
  • Starpack Industry Awards Launch

    Starpack
    The Starpack Industry Awards are open for the second year after re-launching in 2017, with this year’s focus on packaging and the environment. The 2019 Starpack Awards will highlight excellence in environmental stewardship by making the prestigious Greenstar Award available to all judging categories. Starpack Industry Award winners are also eligible to enter the prestigious WorldStar Awards run by the World Packaging Organisation.
  • A farewell from CEO Bernie Rickinson

    IOM3
    Looking back over 21 immensely enjoyable years as Chief Executive at IOM3, it is hard to single out one aspect or achievement within the job that has given me the most pleasure. Some of the activities and brands above have been a part of the Institute’s development under my watch.
  • Student and Schools Starpack 2019: Call for Entries

    IOM3
    Nominations for the Student and Schools Starpack Awards for 2019 are open. The awards encourage young people to take up careers in the exciting world of consumer packaging design.

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