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Surface science: A solution to shape our society that increases safety and security

Hitoshi Abe from the High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (KEK) and SOKENDAI (the Graduate University for Advanced Studies) explains how a surface science solution will help to shape our society and increase safety and security.
How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

Prof. Frédéric Pichelin, Head of the Institute for Materials and Wood Technology (Switzerland), provides his seasoned views on how the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research, plus why it needs more support from the political and scientific sectors.
Affordable building material

Cocoboards: Affordable building material made from coconut husks

Dr Frédéric Pichelin, Head of Institute for Materials and Wood Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences tells us about an intriguing and affordable building material made from coconut husks, called Cocoboards that can be used to support social housing

Understanding the characterisation of sustainable materials

Moniek Tromp, Van t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Sustainable Materials Characterisation sheds light on sustainable materials and their benefits

Self-reinforced gluten polymers: A step towards a true biocomposite

Prof Mikael S Hedenqvist and Dr Oisik Das from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden explain self-reinforced gluten polymers and why they are a step towards a true biocomposite
sustainable polymer-based materials

Innovators race to find sustainable polymer-based materials

Jennifer Unsworth, Senior associate and patent attorney at Withers & Rogers LLP shares her expertise on the race for innovators to find sustainable polymer-based materials
SIOO Wood Protection

SIOO:X Wood Protection – silicon technology

Sioo:x are leaders in wood protection using silicon technology to provide a highly effective proven system to protect wood of all types. It gives long life, a beautiful natural surface and is friendly to people and the environment. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1998 by Herje Bostrom, Sioo Wood Protection AB are the creators of the...
cellulose

Natural colours from cellulose

Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at University of Cambridge explores the wonderful world of colour and how it affects our perception and mood Colour is a powerful communication tool, it deeply affects our perception of the world, stimulating our senses. It is not by chance that since the...
wood technology

Boosting innovation in the wood technology sector

Professor Frédéric Pichelin from Bern University of Applied Sciences takes us on a journey to explore the importance of boosting innovation in the wood technology sector by using a multidisciplinary approach In this compelling feature about wood technology, we learn that wood is one of the best materials to develop both multifunctional...
frictional metamaterials

Rubbing shoulders with frictional metamaterials

Julien Scheibert, researcher at CNRS/Ecole Centrale de Lyon explores the fascinating world of frictional metamaterials and their potential

Why does Heterocyclic Chemistry matter?

Professor Colin J Suckling of University of Strathclyde explores the reasons why Heterocyclic Chemistry matters in the world today
carbonisation

Carbonation induced corrosion of reinforced concrete revisited

The effect of carbonation induced corrosion on reinforced concrete must be addressed both for safety and environmental reasons, say researchers from ETH Zurich.
packaging

Challenging the conventional packaging methods and materials

Angela Morris, CEO, The Wool Packaging Company Ltd talks about challenging pharmaceutical cold chain packaging convention.

Boosting innovation in the wood technology sector

A multidisciplinary approach is necessary to stimulate the wood technology sector, says Professor Frédéric Pichelin, of Bern University of Applied Sciences

Lighting up future materials and devices

Stefan Hecht at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin outlines how light-based technologies will spark innovation in material science and nanotechnology The emergence of life and our existence is inevitably bound to the sun as the prime energy source for our planet. Photosynthesis provides the basis for the continuous production of biomass, which...
Smart accredited mechanical testing facility Swansea

Accreditation: The SMaRT way forward in testing and academia

Specialising in accredited mechanical testing, SMaRT is building on its links with research, academia and industry from its Swansea base Swansea Materials Research & Testing Ltd (SMaRT Ltd) is a specialised supplier of mechanical test data to industry and academia. It was established in 2009 as a spin-out company by...

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