• Oil rigs may end their days as valuable artificial reefs

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers encourage environmental authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind turbines, and other installations in the sea when they are worn out.
  • Silicon sandwich

    Materials World magazine
    As silicon-based solar cells approach their maximum theoretical efficiency, perovskite-silicon double junction cells could be the next standard form for solar cells.
  • 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.
  • Contamination lead

    Materials World magazine
    Research has shown that black plastic components made from recycled electrical equipment introduce lead into food-contact items.
  • Church and university speak out against the North Sea

    Materials World magazine
    Following dissent from the University of Edinburgh and the Church of Scotland, Khai Trung Le looks at support for the North Sea within the country.
  • Country report: Canada

    Materials World magazine
    Canada faces difficult choices as it balances energy security and emission reduction targets with its oil-friendly expeditions. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • New composites from invasive species

    Materials World magazine
    A new composite merging wood pulp and dried tunicates seeks to emulate the mechanical properties of natural composites. Khai Trung Le 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.
  • Materials Protecting People seminar - 29 November

    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.
  • IOM3 to take part in Metals Recycling Event (MRE)

    The Institute is looking forward to attending and taking part in a comprehensive conference programme at the Metals Recycling Event (MRE) on 11-12 July 2018 at the NAEC in Stoneleigh, near Coventry.