Withdrawal of Engineering Council UK Examinations

From October 2011, Engineering Council UK Examinations are being withdrawn.

New MinSouth website

Applied Earth Science Division
MinSouth website re-launched on
Pallet in a field

New pallets, no wood

Packaging Professional magazine
A biodegradable pallet board made from locally-sourced corn starch and hemp fibres offers the strength and durability of timber, says Australian company Biofiba. The company saw a need for a product that could biodegrade naturally once it had fulfilled its use, but did not require trees to be cut down.

Spring 2009: Society for Adhesion and Adhesives/BASA, one day Symposium on 'Abhesion'

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
Full report on the Society for Adhesion and Adhesives one-day symposium on Abhesion. SAA and IOM3 Members may download the presenters' short abstracts (pdf 1.1MB)
Paper sludge can be moulded into different shapes

Paper sludge reuse

Packaging Professional magazine
A team from Spain says it has created a strong, fire resistant, waterproof and mouldable substance from paper ‘waste sludge’. The material could replace expanded polystyrene in packaging insulation applications.