• 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. ​
  • Variations of three-layer structures. Image credit: Osaka University

    Adhering without adhesives

    Materials World magazine
    A method to adhere vulcanised rubber to plastic or other materials without an adhesive has been developed by Japanese researchers. Idha Valeur reports.
  • Microorganisms that produce polyesters to make the bioplastic. Image Credit: Tel Aviv University

    How seaweed can produce sustainable plastics

    Materials World magazine
    A process to produce bioplastic polymers derived from seaweed has been developed in a bid to address plastic waste. Idha Valeur reports.
  • The sensor probes are formed by a 100nm thick layer of gold as it is resilient and does not interfere with cell chemistry. CREDIT: © 2018 SOMEYA GROUP.

    Monitoring the beating heart

    Materials World magazine
    A nano sensor to monitor heart cells with minimal disruption has been developed by Japanese engineers. Katherine Williams reports.
  • Adhesion '19 Medal Winners announced

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (SAA) announces the recipients of the two medals to be presented at the Adhesion ’19 conference in September.
  • PVC 2020 Call for Papers – Deadline 1 June 2019

    IOM3
    The 14th triennial Conference celebrates innovation in the PVC industry and its commitment to the circular economy. PVC 2020 will continue to build on the reputation of this triennial conference series as being the world’s leading conference supporting the global PVC industry.
  • PVC MaDE Redesigned - Student Design Competition

    IOM3
    PVC Redesigned competition is aimed at showcasing innovative design concepts for the reuse of PVC material in the circular economy.

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