• Spotlight: Making the right choice with injection moulding

    Protolabs, UK, explains how to make the step from planning to production using injection moulding.
  • A clothing revolution

    Society is progressing towards a future where digital connectivity exceeds the personal computer. With this comes the Internet of Things, which, according to Veronika Kapsali, could prove useful for textiles.
  • Completing the PVC loop

    Over the past 17 years, the amount of PVC recycled annually in Europe has jumped from around 0 to 600,000 tonnes. Brigitte Dero explains how.
  • Statement on plastics and recycling from IOM3/The Packaging Society

    Following media focus through programmes such as ‘Blue Planet II’ and news and current affairs programmes, the IOM3 Packaging Society Board has collected information from its members and produced the following top five issues that we believe should be addressed by UK Government, retailers, consumers and the packaging industry.
  • Speeding to a supercapacitive polymer

    Gary Peters talks to Dr Maria Asplund, from the Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany, about the SPEEDER project – a plan to create a supercapacitive polymer.
  • Gain an edge against corrosion

    Nancy Sottos talks to Khai Trung Le about smart coatings that can identify and even fix damage before it’s visible to the naked eye.
  • Materials on a mission

    Ledetta Asfa-Wossen examines the shrewd material innovations underway to address humanitarian needs.
  • Spotlight – Additive Manufacturing

    Gary Taylor, Regional Manager at additive manufacturing service provider EOS UK and Ireland, explains the transformative nature of additive manufacturing.
  • The rise of calcined clays

    An effective way to reduce CO 2 emissions is to use supplementary cementitious materials such as calcined clays, as Mark Tyrer, Christopher Cheeseman and Alan Maries argue.
  • A ten-year journey to boost UK recycling

    In the last ten years, the number of local authorities collecting beverage cartons at kerbside has jumped from 10% to 67%. Mandy Kelly, from The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, outlines how it was done.