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Rocket-powered records

Necessity is the mother of invention, as Plato is widely quoted as saying, although, in my opinion, breakthroughs in design more often come about by existing materials being used in untried ways.

Robert Brian Dunn

Robert Brian Dunn FREng FIMMM (Obit)

Robert Brian Dunn was a Lancashire man by birth, born in 1924 into a family engaged in coal mining for many generations. He died in late November 2008.

All the whey - packaging made from dairy products

Markus Schmid, Florian Wild and Karin Agulla, all of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising, Germany, outline the initial results of a project to produce recyclable and biodegradable packaging from dairy products.

Ian Bowbrick

Ian Bowbrick CEng CEnv FIMMM (Profile)

Ian Bowbrick has experienced more than his share of variety
in a career which has seen him working for the last 20 years in engineering
education, following a period in industry starting as a
technician and ending up as a Production Manager.

Legal minefield - due diligence for mining companies

Mining companies that are expanding operations to different countries must ensure they have the correct legal guidance suitable for the location. Andrew Wright, Head of Public Markets for law firm Cobbetts LLP, outlines the issues.

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