• The structured model of a mineral with the dispersed pollutant molecule. Image courtesy of Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research.

    Formaldehyde busting minerals

    Wood Focus magazine
    Formaldehyde emissions from particleboard can be reduced using modified minerals called zeolites, say researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research in Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Man standing by large rock in forest

    Forests can foil rockfalls

    Wood Focus magazine
    Researchers at Cemagref, France, have been exploring ways to ‘design’ forests to act as natural barriers to falling rocks.
  • A model approach to water catchment

    Wood Focus magazine
    Modelling tools that improve understanding of how forest plantations affect streamflow in local catchments have been developed by Australia's CSIRO.
  • How do you feel about the materials around you?

    BRE (The Building Research Establishment) is carrying out a research project looking at people's views of interior materials and the role they have in delivering well-being.
  • Adhesion '11

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The full programme and Registration documentation for this event is now ready.
  • Photographic competition announced

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The Defence, Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) are pleased to announce the launch of a photographic competition with the theme "Materials for Defence, Safety or Security".
  • Construction Materials Group launching at Ecobuild

    The official launch of the IOM3 Construction Materials Group will take place at the Ecobuild Exhibition at London ExCel on 2 March
  • Making a non-corrosive connection

    Materials World magazine
    A non-metallic, non-glue, connection system for timber structures could find use in corrosive environments, such as swimming pools and grit salt storage facilities, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic frames.
  • Conductive film deposition on wood veneer

    Materials World magazine
    A simple electroless process for preparing nickel-phosphorus film on wood veneers for electrical conductivity is being explored by Chinese researchers. The traditional process is said to be expensive.
  • IWSc: The Wood Technology Society Launch Conference

    The Wood Technology Society
    IWSc Executive Advisor Duncan King reports on the inaugural conference of IWSc: The Wood Technology Society (WTS) at IOM3.