• Clear nanocomposite barrier films for brand impact

    Packaging Professional magazine
    A transparent nanocomposite film, composed of clay and polyethylenimine (PEI), has been produced as a potential alternative gas barrier to metal foil for food packaging. The film's main appeal is its optical transparency of 86%, which make it ideal for branding purposes.
  • fruit in PLA trays with lids. Image courtesy of Natura

    Breaking knowledge barriers - PLA food packaging

    Packaging Professional magazine
    Scientists in France hope to gain improved understanding of the interaction between polylactic acid (PLA)-based food packaging and its contents, to help PLA manufacturers optimise the material for enhanced shelf-life.
  • Photographic competition announced

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The Defence, Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) are pleased to announce the launch of a photographic competition with the theme "Materials for Defence, Safety or Security".
  • Transistors abandon junctions

    Materials World magazine
    A junctionless silicon nanowire transistor that could improve the performance of microchip technology has been formed by researchers in Ireland.
  • Carbon nanotube circuits at speed

    Materials World magazine
    A technique for placing carbon nanotube-based integrated circuits on plastic substrates could simplify the manufacturing of lightweight and flexible electronics.
  • The Adhesion Society Inc. 35th Annual Meeting

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The Adhesion Society's 2012 Annual Meeting, Short Course and Conference
  • circuit board

    Streamlining spacecraft electronics

    Materials World magazine
    Spacecrafts of the future could feature streamlined electronics systems, thanks to a five-year, US$12m project.
  • TWI awarded SPARK grant with the University of Glasgow

    TWI, one of Europe’s largest independent research and technology organisations has recently been awarded a £5,000 Strategic Project to Access Research and Knowledge (SPARK) award.
  • AeroClay

    Clay packs in protein

    Clay Technology magazine
    A lightweight, biodegradable, aerogel made from clay and milk protein could provide a feasible alternative to plastic packaging foam, claim USA scientists.
  • Light from molecules emerging from a metal surface which has been nanosculpted. Image courtesy of Jeremy Baumberg – University of Southampton, UK

    Standardising nanotechnologies

    Materials World magazine
    Peter Hatto, Chairman of the UK’s European and international standardisation committees for nanotechnologies, and Stuart MacLachlan of the UK’s Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, discuss the latest on nanotechnology standardisation.