Elizabeth Dale - Jul 05, 2021

Pyrolysis oil – heating up plastics recycling

As society pushes towards a circular economy, the need for clever and..

Elizabeth Dale - Jun 28, 2021

Plastics recycling: can microwaves help us clean up our mess?

Forward asks Martin Lamb, chairman of pioneering recycler Enval,..

Thomas Lonsdale - Jun 07, 2021

Unwrapping compostable packaging

In this Forward: On Demand vlog, Thomas Lonsdaleunwraps the future..

Rebecca Blundell - Jun 03, 2021

From the Moon to Mars: tyres for space exploration

Conditions on the Moon can be extremely harsh. For instance,..

Genevieve Pugh - Jun 01, 2021

Delivering drugs with DNA

We explore the emerging field of DNA and RNA nanotechnology, its..

Thomas Lonsdale - Mar 02, 2021

Breaking down barriers to film recycling

Since the invention of cellophane by Swiss chemist Jacques E...

Niles Beadman - Feb 16, 2021

Circular economy of tyres: the end is just the beginning

Our reliance on tyres and their ubiquity in modern mobility makes..

Niles Beadman - Feb 01, 2021

Tyres: the secret polluter

Automotive emissions are a hot topic, but increased regulation..

Nathan Zhang - Jan 15, 2021

Lithium-metal batteries: a separator solution to dendrites

Global demand for clean, renewable energy is now higher than ever..

Matthew Smith - Jan 15, 2021

Meet the material: liquid crystal elastomer

A team at Rice University has developed a morphing material with much..

Rebecca Blundell - Dec 08, 2020

Green tyres: wheeling towards sustainable rubber

Rubber is a crucial component of the tyre, with most tyres typically..

Charles Renney - Nov 19, 2020

Protective barriers against COVID-19 – what’s behind the screen?

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a..

Paul Dunne - Nov 09, 2020

Single-use plastics: Is this the last straw?

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Paul..

Rebecca Blundell - Oct 27, 2020

The future of tyres in the driverless age

1886 is often regarded as the birth year of the modern car. This was..

Paul Dunne - Oct 20, 2020

Circular economy: rethinking composite plastic packaging

As we move towards a circular economy, there is a huge incentive for..

Niles Beadman - Oct 06, 2020

Circular tyres: a new challenge for the circular economy

Tyres are huge. Globally over 2.2 billion tyres are produced a year –..

Thomas Lonsdale - Sep 07, 2020

Compostable packaging – let’s break it down

Before Covid-19, I often used to buy my lunch in one of those..

Paul Dunne - Aug 24, 2020

Meet the material: Robotic soft matter

Inspired by muscles and activated by light, this lifelike and..

Genevieve Pugh - Aug 11, 2020

3D printing and its layers of legal complexity

3D printing” was first developed in the 1980s as a technique for..

Eleanor Maciver - Aug 03, 2020

In conversation with an innovator: Daniel Solomita, CEO and Founder of Loop Industries

The CEO and founder of Loop Industries lets us in on the..

Niles Beadman - Jul 23, 2020

Smart tyres: under pressure to get smarter

For the past 175 years, the bulk of tyre innovation has focused on..

Jane Liu - Jul 17, 2020

Polymer composites using natural fibres – growing reinforcements, growing in popularity

Fibre-reinforced polymer composites are lightweight yet strong..

Paul Dunne - Jun 23, 2020

Patenting bioplastics

The push towards a circular economy promises huge rewards for..

Niles Beadman - Jun 15, 2020

Patents driving tyre innovation

From the outside, tyres appear unassumingly simple. But below the..

Thomas Lonsdale - May 28, 2020

Recycling polymer composites (mixed material complicates)

Polymer composites are finding use at an ever-increasing scale in an..

Niles Beadman - Apr 17, 2020

A Taste for Waste – Plastic Recycling with Enzymes

Positive news has been relatively hard to come by of late, with..

Paul Dunne - Apr 15, 2020

Circular economy: the solution to plastic pollution?

The ascent of plastic from its Bakelite beginnings to the workhorse..

Niles Beadman - Feb 26, 2020

Chemical collaborations: polymer partnerships

Collaboration is ubiquitous with successful research.  Sharing..

Andrew Pitts - Nov 06, 2019

Coffee capsules: greener grounds

Large consumer companies are increasingly focusing on reworking their..

Alexander Cavell - Oct 30, 2019

Plastics recycling: polymers unzipped

As society becomes more aware of the adverse effects of single-use..

Niles Beadman - Oct 09, 2019

Consumable consumables: the edible water bottle

Throughout the 20th century, plastic has become increasingly..

Eleanor Maciver - Aug 02, 2019

Circular economy: new technologies rise to the challenge

In recent months there has been a rapid increase in publicity and..