IMMa formation announced

International Mining & Minerals Association
At the meeting of the Council of the Institute held on 8th November 2006, it was agreed that an umbrella organisation be formed to cover common matters of the former IMM divisions.

Women’s Institute top the bill at Open Innovation in Consumer Packaging

The Women’s Institute and Unilever will head a cast of speakers at a seminar programme from IOP: The Packaging Society, to take place at the Packaging Innovation Show at Total Processing & Packaging 2007 at the Birmingham NEC.
Packet nutritional label

Informative packaging helps consumers understand nutrition?

Packaging Professional magazine
UK Retailers have developed conflicting voluntary front-of-pack nutritional labelling systems that they claim enable customers to make healthier food choices more quickly. Organisations such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA), with Sainsbury's and Waitrose, support colour-coded signposting, while manufacturers such as Danone and Kellogg's have joined forces with Tesco and Morrisons, to promote the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) label scheme. An independent Project Management Panel (PMP) intends to review research results and adopt the most effective system.
Printed circuit boards

Environmentally sustainable manufacture of printed circuit boards

Materials World magazine
The results of the Towards a Zero Discharge printed circuit board Manufacturing Plant (TAZDIS) initiative announced in March 2007. Reduced metals waste generation and lower water consumption has been achieved the prototype plant.
Barrier along road

Corus launches roadside restraint systems

Materials World magazine
International steel company Corus has launched a new range of roadside restraint systems that it claims exceeds the performance levels and test criteria stipulated by the European EN1317 standard. The hot-dip-galvanised rectangular hollow tubular steel sections are designed to reduce the severity of vehicle road accidents.