• Vinyltec 2010 Programme announced

    The Polymer Society
    PVC – Meeting the Challenge of the Future is the focus for the SPE Vinyl Plastics Division and Palisades New Jersey Section sponsored Vinyltec 2010 conference planned for 18 October to 20 October 2010 in Iselin, New Jersey, USA.
  • Salt-modified starch

    Carbohydrate polymers with a pinch of salt

    Materials World magazine
    The use of salt-modified starch as a binder could assist the production of compostable carbohydrate-based polymers with varied properties, say researchers at Leicester University in the UK.
  • Bio-Plastics for food

    The Packaging Society
    “If you are interested in ‘green plastics’, innovation in food and drink packaging or meeting consumer demand to be an environmentally-friendly brand, this is the event to come to.” Andy Sweetman – Chairman, European Bioplastics
  • Polymer Study Tours 2010

    The Polymer Society
    This initiative is aimed at providing secondary Science and Design Technology teachers with a greater understanding of the science, technology and applications of polymers, with the goal of transferring this newly acquired knowledge to the classrooms.
  • MIS Industrial Visit

    Oil & Gas Division
    Mining Institute of Scotland Industrial Visit to Elastomer Manufacture Facility
  • Image courtesy of Gyou-Jin Cho/Sunchon National University

    Smart tracking with nanotubes

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A printable nano-based tag that can be invisibly embedded in packaging could provide a cost-effective tracking solution, say researchers at Rice University, USA, and Sunchon National University (SNU) in Korea.
  • IOM3 Medals and Prizes 2010 winners

    The Institute has announced the 2010 winners of its Medals and Prizes.
  • Research Councils UK - ENERGY - For a Low Carbon Future

    Energy Programme – CAS Call for Collaborative Research with China on Solar Cells, Solar Fuels and Fuel Cells

    Energy Materials Group
    The Research Councils UK Energy Programme wishes to develop collaborative projects between the UK and China in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the field of solar cells, solar fuels and fuel cells.
  • London Olympic bridge to use recycled rubber paving

    Rubber in Engineering Group
    A key footbridge in the centre of the Olympic Park, being set up in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games, will use coloured recycled rubber as the footway.
  • Top 10 papers for materials science and engineering journals freely available online

    Maney Publishing
    Top 10 papers for journals within the materials science and engineering collection are freely available online in 2010. The collections represent the best articles published in the journal over the last five years, with some of which receiving a publication award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The top 10 were selected for their presentation of outstanding new research and valuable reviews of the field. Articles are available for free through individual journal websites, or at the Maney Material Science & Engineering Spotlight.