• The road trial in Sweden. Credit: Sekab

    Taking the wooden road

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Swedish companies Peab Asfalt and Sekab have worked to replace a fraction of oil-based bitumen with softwood lignin.
  • Optimising the Scottish Timber Supply Chain

    The Wood Technology Society
    Forestry and Land Scotland have announced a contract to understand "how can we use technology to understand what timber products can be harvested from Scotland’s forests, and from where, so...
  • Barry Matthews Obituary

    The Wood Technology Society
    The WTS is sad to announce the recent death of Barry Matthews.
  • Support for members

    IOM3
    The Institute is aware that the foreseeable future will be difficult for a number of its members and is here to help those who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The Institute has a career break rate for its membership fees of £41, while individuals who have been in continuous membership for two years or more may seek support from the Members' Benevolent Trust to pay their membership fees. This is a benefit of your membership, which over the years you have contributed too through your paid membership fees.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

    IOM3
    The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.
  • IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

    IOM3
    The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members
  • Tallest timber tower closer

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    The world’s tallest hybrid timber building planned for Sydney, Australia, is closer to reality with the appointment of structural engineering firm Eckersley O’Callaghan.
  • Timber 2020 Conference Goes Online

    The Wood Technology Society
    Timber 2020 goes online!
  • Refinishing resilient floor surfaces can offer up to 92 percent reduction in carbon footprint versus replacing according to the recently published report from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. Credit: Bona

    Refinishing hard floors contributes to circular economy

    IOM3 Content Cafe
    Refinishing hardwood and resilient flooring surfaces offers more than 75% reduced carbon footprint compared to floor replacement.
  • IOM3 on inclusivity

    IOM3
    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) prides itself on valuing inclusivity and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the fight against racism, especially in the light of the shocking events in the USA and subsequent protests.

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