• Training courses available at IRC2019

    IOM3
    In conjunction with this year’s IRC2019 conference, there will be an opportunity to attend various training courses on Monday 2 September 2019 held by the Rubber Division, Lord and Rubber Consultants at the Oval in London.
  • Packaging manufacturer introduces new recyclable black plastic food trays

    Materials World magazine
    An Irish packaging company’s new black plastic food trays can be identified in recycling sorting systems, diverting black plastic from landfill. Shardell Joseph reports.
  • A new fibre that are both strong as metal and elastic as rubber

    Materials World magazine
    A new fibre with high elastic properties and metallic strength makes a tough material, which could be used in soft robotics or packaging. Idha Valeur reports.
  • IOM3 exhibits at Packaging Innovations

    IOM3
    Well what a difference a year makes. Packaging Innovations 2018 at the NEC was hit by Beast from the East, which limited travel and hence numbers of visitors. 2019 saw...
  • Abstracts invited for PVC 2020

    IOM3
    The success of this renowned event, now in its 14th edition, is due to the dedicated efforts of the members of our organising committee - volunteers from the global PVC community providing their time and expertise to support the future of the industry. They are busy preparing for the next event, which will be held on 20-23 April 2020 in Edinburgh, and are ready to receive offers of papers until the 1 June 2019.
  • IOM3 appoints Strategic Advisors

    IOM3
    In 2018, the Trustees of IOM3 approved the creation of a new Technical Communities Board (TCB) The TCB’s role will be to provide a catalyst for multidisciplinary activity between technical groups of IOM3. The selection process is now complete and we are pleased to announce our new Strategic Advisors.
  • Age limits in IOM3 activities

    IOM3
    IOM3 responds to the age limits in IOM3 related activities
  • Red mud for ceramics

    Materials World magazine
    A team of designers have used bauxite residue from the alumina industry to create ceramics, glazes and geopolymer concrete.
  • 3D-printed acoustic metamaterial

    Sound-cancelling acoustic metamaterial

    Materials World magazine
    A new 3D-printed acoustic metamaterial can block 94% of sounds using an open, ring-like structure.
  • Reusable adhesive works underwater

    IOM3
    A new reusable adhesive developed from shape memory polymers can work underwater. Shardell Joseph reports.

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