Judging completed - WorldStar 2010

The World Packaging Organisation held its second annual meeting and the first part of the WorldStar Judging in Istanbul, Turkey, from 13-17 September 2010.

David Osborne CEng FInstPkg (Obit)

A Life Fellow of The Packaging Society, David Osborne passed away on 22 September, aged 82 years. He was an active contributor to packaging education and training from the 1970s to 2000, delivering lectures on his specialist subject, glass.

The blame game - BP and the Gulf of Mexico disaster

In my inaugural column (Materials World, June 2010), I wrote how inaccurately much of the media reported the events on the Deepwater
Purple fluorspar in core

On the critical list - fluorspar

Fluorspar is a vital commodity. Michael Forrest talks to Pat Cheetham, Executive Chairman of Tertiary Minerals, in Macclesfield, UK, about the firm’s bid to reduce Europe’s dependence on Chinese exports.
Ammleach at Leon showing mobilisation of the copper within the ore and redeposition onto the surface

Copper solution - extraction from high alkali deposits

Determined to reduce levels of acid consumption, Alexander Mining plc, based in London, UK, has developed a new technique for extracting copper from high alkali deposits.