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INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, announces Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment

The €3 billion investment will be the biggest ever made by INEOS and is first cracker to be built in Europe in 20 years. The investment is a game changer for the chemical sectors and will bring huge benefits to the Belgium and wider European economies. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Founder and C

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Clean Air Strategy 2019

This strategy sets out our plans for dealing with all sources of air pollution, making our air healthier to breathe, protecting nature and boosting the economy. Read more

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Next Generation Composite Matrix Materials Conference

A call for abstracts is now open for a materials for composites conference taking place in May 2019. Composite materials are now becoming widely used in a number of applications. However, much of the matrix materials chemistry has remained unchanged for a number of years. Now that con

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Versarien launches new graphene polymer range – Polygrene

Versarien, the advanced materials engineering group, has announced the formal launch of the Company’s new graphene-enhanced polymer range, Polygrene. Working in collaboration with industrial partners, Versarien has developed a variety of polymer compounds and masterbatches that

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SENSOR CITY – AN EXCEPTIONAL FIRST YEAR

It’s been one year since Sensor City, the joint venture between the University and Liverpool John Moores University, was officially opened by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In that time, the £15m global hub for sensor technologies h

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Self-sensing materials are here

November 15, 2018 – Carbon fiber composites—lightweight and strong—are great structural materials for automobiles, aircraft and other transportation vehicles. They consist of a polymer matrix, such as epoxy, into which reinforcing carbon fibers have been embedded. Because of differenc

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A Strategy Director has been appointed for the Materials Innovation Factory to further enhance its research, teaching and commercial outcomes. Dr Matt Reed will be seconded to the role from Unilever from 1 June 2019 and will be based at the facility. Funded via the UK Research Partnerships and Investment Fund, the Materials Innovation Factory…

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