• Plastics from flue gas

    Research project will look at using flue gas from the steel industry to produce plastics.
  • EU delays recycling process, trade association claims

    Although scientific opinions confirm that recycled plastic is safe to use for food packaging, the EU delays publication of an official framework, trade association European Plastics Converters claims.
  • Lasers used to modify wood

    Ellis Davies reports on a boost in funding to improve wood modification with lasers.
  • Digging deep

    The UK mining industry is showing a new focus working on a narrower range than in the past. Frances Perry attended the IOM3 conference, Current Developments in the UK Mining Industry to discover more.
  • Shaping young minds

    Dr Andrew Russell argues that personal mentoring for young engineering graduates is fundamental to foster their careers.
  • Protecting pilots

    Following a recent increase in laser pen attacks, Ellis Davies looks at the materials and methods protecting aircraft pilots and passengers.
  • Where’s the next generation of packaging technologists?

    At the Packaging Innovations 2017 event, held at Olympia, London, from 13-14 September, a range of companies and people gathered to dissect the latest developments in the industry. However, there was also a focus on the future, as Gary Peters reports.
  • Softer, stronger robots

    Ellis Davies reports on an actuator material that could act as a muscle in soft robots.
  • Molecule order in polymer chains controlled

    Researchers at Hiroshima University have developed a method that regulates the order molecules take when they form long chain polymers. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • No more scratches

    A double discovery could lead to scratchproof cars and a cheaper alternative to diamonds used in electronics, as Ellis Davies reports.