Water-efficient technology has vast potential and the associated tax relief can help manufacturers boost their bottom line. Water specialist Claire Sweeney, at UK sustainable business programme Envirowise, reports
The UK Carbon Reduction Commitment kicks in from April 2010. Alessandra McConville, Environmental Programmes Leader at EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, provides guidance on the process of compliance.
Last month, Materials World magazine carried a feature on the mechanisms being explored for recycling carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites. Rupal Mehta takes the story further with a report on a conference on carbon fibre recycling and reuse.
European scientists claim to have demonstrated the feasibility of doping plastic optical fibres (POFs) with conjugated oligomers or co-polymer F8BT to create all-optical switching. This may enhance data transmission in short haul POF networks.