• First images of conjugated polymers

    Materials World magazine
    Capturing the camera-shy defects in conjugated polymers has been resolved with a surprisingly straightforward technique. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Global plastic trade disrupted

    Materials World magazine
    As China bans plastic waste imports, large amounts of the material are displaced and the need to reduce consumption highlighted. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Brunel University student wins Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition

    IOM3
    A Student from Brunel University has scooped top prize in the annual DIP competition with a cleverly designed shelf, which can fit on a balcony railing and accommodate anything from a plant to a bottle of wine.
  • 2018 IOM3 Premier Awards dinner

    IOM3
    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) presented the 2018 Premier Awards to winners at a black tie event in London on 3 July
  • Contamination lead

    Materials World magazine
    Research has shown that black plastic components made from recycled electrical equipment introduce lead into food-contact items.
  • Lower price for 3D-printed prosthetics

    Materials World magazine
    3D printing is being used to lower the cost of pricey robotic prosthetics. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Materials solutions to global problems

    Materials World magazine
    Combining the 20 th Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum covered a range of materials science topics, including batteries, multifunctional nanomaterials, and spectral conversion materials. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Recycling Black Plastic into new Food Grade Packaging

    The Polymer Society
    Viridor has teamed with Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.
  • Cartonboard and cellulose film – new technologies for packaging

    IOM3
    On 30 May, the Packaging Society hosted a mini conference at IOM3 Headquarters on natural packaging solutions. Cartonboard and cellulose film – new technologies for packaging brought together designers and industry experts from across the UK to discuss emerging market trends and cutting-edge material technologies in the sector.
  • Materials Protecting People seminar - 29 November

    IOM3
    Materials Protecting People (London, 29 November 2018) is the third seminar in the hugely popular series of events. Organised by IOM3 Communications Ltd on behalf of the Industry and Technology Policy Board (ITPB) of IOM3.

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