“If you are interested in ‘green plastics’, innovation in food and drink packaging or meeting consumer demand to be an environmentally-friendly brand, this is the event to come to.” Andy Sweetman – Chairman, European Bioplastics
The fourth UK Materials Knowledge Transfer Network AGM was held on 22 April in London. Network Manager Jackie Butterfield and Polymer Sector Leader Matthew Thornton report on the day’s proceedings, which explored the value of materials to society
A technique for carbon profiling, as a solution for quantifying embodied and operational carbon in buildings, has been put forward in a report commissioned by the UK’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
A printable nano-based tag that can be invisibly embedded in packaging could provide a cost-effective tracking solution, say researchers at Rice University, USA, and Sunchon National University (SNU) in Korea.
‘A mandatory reporting requirement’ for research conducted into nanomaterials in food or food contact materials ‘could... act as a deterrent for companies and other laboratories to carry out research and development in the UK’, claims the UK Government.
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