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    Draft programmes available for Materials Congress

    IOM3
    Draft programmes for Materials Congress are now available online.
  • Cleaner coatings for food cans

    Packaging Professional magazine
    Exploring cleaner barrier coatings for metal cans that inhibit chemical migration into food.
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    Materials Congress 2008 plenary speakers announced

    IOM3
    Plenary speakers have been confirmed for Materials Congress.
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    Exploring nanofuels

    Materials World magazine
    Nanofuels are the subject of a new feasibility study at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. They could provide a more environmentally sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, say researchers. The concept is to inject wet and dry fuels made from silicon, aluminium or iron nanoparticles (separately, as single fuels) into internal combustion engines.
  • Cleaner coating metal food can

    Cleaner coatings for food cans

    Materials World magazine
    Exploring cleaner coatings for metal cans to inhibit chemical migration into food.
  • Technology transfer from academia to industry

    Materials World magazine
    Academic research with a view to commercialisation is becoming increasingly popular. The number of university spin-out companies and partnerships with industry is growing. Rupal Mehta investigates the reality behind this entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Wireless bridge sensor powered by traffic vibrations

    Materials World magazine
    A novel wireless sensor for use on bridges can be powered by the vibrations of vehicles passing overhead. The device, made from piezoelectronics, measures temperature, humidity, light and pressure, and could function for years without requiring maintenance or battery replacement.
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    Metals processing cash boost

    Materials World magazine
    A multi-million pound grant has been awarded to the University of Sheffield's Institute for Microstructured and Mechanical Process Engineering (IMMPETUS) to help UK-based metals processing companies improve efficiency.
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    Discussing carbon footprinting strategies for the FMCG chain

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A benchmark for assessing a packaging manufacturer's carbon footprint is a long way off, concluded delegates at the Intertech Pira conference on reducing carbon footprint in the FMCG supply chain’, held from 27-28 November 2007, in London, UK.
  • New packaging standard

    Packaging Professional magazine
    The Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials now includes non-food packaging, announced the British Retail Consortium (BRC) at the standard's launch on 17 December 2007

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