RFID ready?

Packaging Professional magazine
Domino Integrated Solutions Group, Dallas, USA and Hide-Pick, Montreal, Canada have developed a system that incorporates a radio frequency identification (RFID) inlay within the packaging structure during production, replacing paper labels to drive down the cost of RFID in the packaging supply chain.

Tax on packaging

Packaging Professional magazine
The Netherlands’ Ministry of Finance is to introduce a carbon-based tax on packaging from January 2008. The fee for packaging processors is likely to be levied according to a calculation of CO2 emissions from the production of each kilogramme of packaging.

Non-stick coating reduces food waste, facilitates recycling

Packaging Professional magazine
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany are using plasma processing technology and novel thin films to explore the potential for using non-stick packs in reducing food waste and making recycling easier.
T-Mag process

New division for Australia's materials industry

Materials World magazine
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has launched a Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) division to help the country’s manufacturing industry become globally competitive. The division combines most of CSIRO materials chemistry, materials physics and materials engineering research into one body.
Minerals industry tunnel

Minerals Handling and Processing Seminar

Materials World magazine
The Efficient Minerals Handling and Processing seminar, held on 27 September 2007 at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, London UK, focused on the requirements of the UK minerals industry. Increasing plant efficiency was the main theme of the day. Presenters demonstrated how to improve conveyor systems, control fugitive dust, maintain plant operation and run a mining facility online.