• Sunflower Silhouette

    Sustainability conference - have your say!

    IOM3
    The Sustainability Conference Committee invites you to get involved in the planning of the event!
  • Ben Whiteside launching the MNT Centre

    Polymer Process Engineering 09 – a polymer micro and nano technology focus

    The Polymer Society
    The biennial Polymer Process Engineering international meeting was held in the Norcroft Conference Centre, Bradford on 27-28 October 2009
  • oilsands

    Cleaning up oilsands exploration

    Materials World magazine
    Scientists in the USA have developed two polymers to help clean up the toxic waste left behind by oilsands mining.
  • Charging up batteries with algae

    Materials World magazine
    A charge time and capacity record for organic and non–toxic batteries has been set by using algae, claim researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The work opens up possibilities for producing environmentally friendly, cost efficient, up-scalable and lightweight energy storage systems.
  • Solid alumino-silicate spheres beneficiated from waste fly ash

    Polymer fillers meet minerals processing

    Materials World magazine
    Mining technology is transforming waste fly ash from coal-fired power stations into cheaper and resource efficient polymer fillers, claims RockTron, based in Keynsham, UK. The firm says it has achieved a ‘world’s first’ in fly ash beneficiation.
  • Materials experts sought for Fuel Cells Challenge

    IOM3
    The Carbon Trust is searching for UK innovators to help develop the next generation of fuel cells. People with expertise in polymers, catalysts, metals and other materials that could provide alternatives to current fuel cell components are invited to take part in the Fuel Cells Challenge.
  • Product design competition opens

    The Polymer Society
    A design competition has been launched to find the best innovative and sustainable product design using a 100% recycled polystyrene sheet or compound.
  • Kerry Kirwan and WorldFirst Racing Car

    Public Lecture on the World's First Environmentally Friendly Racing Car

    IOM3
    Dr Kerry Kirwan of the University of Warwick is to give a public lecture at IOM3 in London on 15 December about the first Formula 3 racing car designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials.
  • Manchester Science Festival

    Manchester Polymer Group @ the 2009 Manchester Science Festival

    The Polymer Society
    Manchester Polymer Group is part of the 2009 Manchester Science Festival which runs from 24 October - 1 November. The programme includes over 150 exciting science, technology, engineering and maths events for families and adults in venues across Greater Manchester. The group will run a Workshop over two days entitled “Plastics – a valuable resource” with the objective of demonstrating the benefits that plastics can bring to the society of today.
  • Student Wen Bai developed rubber composites with microcrystalline cellulose

    Wheeling out microcrystalline cellulose

    Materials World magazine
    Partially replacing silica with renewable microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) could make tyre production and use more energy efficient, claim researchers at Oregon State University, USA.

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