The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.
Thermal Ceramics the global heat management specialist, has announced the launch of an high-temperature insulating wool that matches the performance of refractory ceramic fibres and is not classified as a carcinogen within the European Union. Superwool 607 HT is an alkaline earth silicate fibre showing low shrinkage up to temperatures of 1,300ºC.
The career of Siobhan Matthews, currently chair of the IOM3 Younger Members’ Committee is described. She is the director and co-founder of SCF Processing Ltd., which provides a materials processing technology transfer service using supercritical fluid and polymer processing technology to develop viable manufacturing processes.