• Materials experts sought for Fuel Cells Challenge

    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

    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.
  • Starpack Awards logo

    New look for Starpack website

    A new website is launched for the Starpack Awards. The new site brings Starpack into the main IOM3 website, displaying the latest news on both the 2009 awards and the 2010 briefs.
  • Conference survey needs your input

    As part of the Institute's continuing commitment to provide the best services and products possible, IOM3 is inviting you to participate in a survey on conferences.
  • Discount on climate change levy

    The British Plastics Federation's Climate Change Agreement will allow plastic processors to claim a discount from their energy supplier. The deadline for applications is 31 October.
  • Design Innovation in Plastics 2010 logo

    Plastics competition seeks refreshing designs

    The Design Innovation in Plastics Competition is looking for refreshing and innovative design ideas to be submitted by 16 October.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.