Construction industry must undergo huge change to meet the low carbon challenge

The construction industry faces the largest change management programme since Victorian times if it is to meet the low carbon agenda, according to an industry report published recently.

Developments in pulse plating

A recent review by Larson and Farr indicates a high level of technological and innovative research activity in the pulse plating of metals, alloys and composites. Read this article to find out more about this special issue on pulse plating.

Adhesion Society: 2011 Annual Meeting, Conference and Short Course

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
The programme and Reg. Docs. for the next Adhesion Society meeting have now been published
Wine bottle corks (Image courtesy of Tecnalia)

Composite stoppers for wine bottles

Packaging Professional magazine
Spanish research organisation Tecnalia is designing composite wine stoppers to combine the benefits of plastic and biomass elements including cork.
stylised aeroplane motif with packaging box superimposed

Stimulating change - encouraging collaboration in the supply chain

Packaging Professional magazine
Collaboration at supply chain level is crucial for the UK packaging industry to move forward. The three-part UK Materials Knowledge Transfer Network conference on research funding, smart and sustainable packaging, and macro-packaging minimisation opened up debate on opportunities that lie ahead.