• Reusable adhesive works underwater

    IOM3
    A new reusable adhesive developed from shape memory polymers can work underwater. Shardell Joseph reports.
  • IOM3 celebrates 150 years on its Inauguration Day 2019

    IOM3
    On 25 February, IOM3 celebrated 150 years since the formation of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1869. A video is now available of highlights from the day.
  • IOM3 digital library offers access to PVC papers

    The Polymer Society
    IOM3 has digitised some past papers from the PVC conference 2014. These items are available on our digital library platform.
  • Chartered Environmentalists meet to discuss new DEFRA strategy

    IOM3
    Thirty of the Institute’s Chartered Environmentalists and others interested in environmental issues recently met to consider and discuss the materials-related implications of the government’s recently published Resources and Waste strategy.
  • Memorabilia giveaway

    IOM3
    To celebrate the 150th anniversary year, IOM3 is giving members the opportunity to collect some memorabilia from the Institute through the decades.
  • IOM3 launches second mentoring initiative

    IOM3
    IOM3 has followed up the launch of its mentoring programme for recently graduated members last year, with a new initiative aimed at those who are longer-standing.
  • IOM3 welcomes launch of key waste and packaging consultations

    IOM3
    Reacting to the launch this week of four significant government consultations on reducing packaging, introducing new initiatives for waste systems and cutting plastic pollution, IOM3 has welcomed these concrete steps to implement the commitments made in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy published in 2018.
  • Member survey – have your say

    IOM3
    The Institute is currently looking at ways in which it can better meet the professional needs of its members and improve the overall member experience. As part of this exercise, we will be issuing a digital member survey in the coming weeks and hope as many members as possible will complete it.
  • IRCO Student Prize Award Open

    IOM3
    Since 2016, the International Rubber Conference Organisation (IRCO) has supported an award of a Student Prize at the annual International Rubber Conference (IRC), The IRCO Student Prize will be awarded for the best student papers presented at the IRC2019 Conference, as judged by a panel of experts in the field.
  • Plastic bag floating underwater (Shutterstock)

    The UK Waste Strategy

    Materials World magazine
    The UK government recently revealed its new waste strategy. What is being proposed and is it likely to succeed? Rhiannon Garth Jones gets insight. ​

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