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Materials Congress 2008
The sixth Materials Congress took place in Grantham on 13-15 May 2008, addressing "Materials for the Future" through a series of technical symposia, plenary lectures and industry masterclasses.
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The Materials KTN is an overarching network of networks in materials, set up to bring together the views of all in business, designers, research and technology organisations, trade associations, the financial market, academia and others in the value network across the materials community. The Materials KTN is managed on behalf of the Technology Strategy Board by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) was officially recognised by the UK's Privy Council on 26 June 2002. Created from the merger of The Institute of Materials (IOM) and The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM), the Institute intends to develop to be the leading international professional body for the advancement of materials, minerals and mining to governments, industry, academia, the public and the professions.


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Annual Review 2007

The International Mining and Minerals Association and PERC Code to be launched

Materials and processes in jewellery


Public not plastics to blame for litter on beaches

Institute’s 2008 Award and Prize winners


Materials Careers

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