Zinc oxide nanorods grown using aqueous growth techniques at Queen Mary, University of London. The rods are ca 100-125nm across and 5,000nm long

Functional materials fuel photon power

Piezo or ferroelectric properties, are finding favour in photocatalysis and photovoltaic devices. Dr Steve Dunn, Senior Lecturer, at the Centre for Materials Research, Queen Mary, University of London, outlines the potential of these functional materials.

By molecular design - low-cost solar cell systems

The search for materials to develop low-cost solar cell systems continues. Professor Guosheng Shao from the University of Bolton, UK, explores titanium dioxide at the molecular level.
Hand-crafted Limited Edition bottle designed by Webb deVlam, in London, UK, which references the iconic Bombay Sapphire faceted square footprint

Brand design - Bombay Sapphire and premium spirits packaging

In the world of premium spirits packaging, strong branding, luxury and unique features are a given. Design consultancy Webb deVlam, London, UK, navigates Bombay Sapphire gin’s distinctive history, culminating in a novel limited edition line.
Bapco's closures feature an easy grip spiral ring pull mechanism that reduces the force required for opening

Cracking the market - BAP technology

Years after its success in the USA, Marks & Spencer is the first UK retailer to take up a new system by Bapco Closures. Sales and Marketing Director, Neil Fowell, explains the technology.
Chocomel Hot flexible packaging products from Friesland Foods, for use in Senseo® pad machines.

In a state of flex - the European flexible packaging industry

Jan Homan, recently appointed Chairman of the Flexpack Europe trade association, talks about the challenges and opportunities in the European flexible packaging industry.