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Obituary - Professor Jack Harris MBE FRS

Jack Harris, who wrote a regular column for Materials World , 'Material Matters', died on 3 February 2009 from a suspected heart attack. His younger brother, Rex, offers his memories of Jack.

Finns finish first - Students and Schools Starpack Awards

The results of the Student Starpack Awards 2009 indicate that Finnish students are still ahead when it comes to creating off-the-wall and technically achievable designs.

Sustainability – be prepared… - Alcan Packaging's approach

The Packaging Professional talks to Gerald Rebitzer, Director – Product Sustainability at Alcan Packaging, about the company’s approach to meeting demand for more sustainable packaging
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Colour counts – colour effects and technologies

Morag Girdwood, Global Brand Development Manager from Merseyside-based plastic colorants and additives company ColorMatrix, describes the importance of colouration in brand identity.

Water tight – product-specific packaging

Packaging should protect products, but wrong choices can speed up the perishing process. Christopher Roberts, Director of gas permeability testing company, Versaperm in Maidenhead, UK, reports on the need for product-specific packing.