• Manchester Science Festival

    Manchester Polymer Group at the Manchester Science Festival 2010

    The Polymer Society
    Polymers, a valuable resource will again be part of this year’s bigger and better Manchester Science Festival, entertaining the region from 23-31 October. Over 200 exciting events will take place across Greater Manchester during half term. There will be something for everyone - from bee knitting to chocolate making, stand-up comedy to workshops, talks and demonstrations - and even an awe-inspiring trip into the mysteries of the Universe!
  • Call for participation in 'Innovation in Aviation Security' project

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The INSTINCT-Technology Demonstrator 2 (TD2) project is designed to discover, trial and showcase emergent security technologies, solutions and ideas for aviation security.
  • Journal of the month.....was a success!

    Maney Publishing
    Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history, and its content. In July, the Journal of the Energy Institute was Maney's journal of the month. If you've not yet taken advantage of our free content for Journal of the Energy Institute you have until 15 August to do so.
  • Body armour made from cornstarch?

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    Researchers claim to have used the same scientific principles found in cornstarch to invent a lightweight, flexible composite material able to dissipate high-impact energy.
  • Materials Science & Engineering Special Issues

    Maney Publishing
    Journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection regularly publish special issues focusing on topics of current interest. Information about special issues is posted on the individual journal homepage and the Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight. Find out about our forthcoming Special Issues here...
  • BPF logo

    BPF Business Conditions Survey signals industry confidence in recession recovery

    The Polymer Society
    The results of the British Plastics Federation’s Business Conditions Survey 2010 have signalled industry confidence in post recession recovery, with 73% of all respondents forecasting an increase in UK Sales Turnover in the next 12 months.
  • Steve Painter with the six finalists

    Winners announced for 'Refreshing Design' award

    The Polymer Society
    The 2010 Design Innovation in Plastics competition challenged student designers and design engineers to create a product that addressed economic and environmental concerns yet was innovative and ‘refreshing’.
  • Plastics are a strong contender in London 2012 Olympic sustainability effort

    The Polymer Society
    The use of a variety of plastic products throughout the London 2012 Olympic sites has positioned the material as a significant player in the Games’ sustainability effort, says the BPF.
  • 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.