New member of the MP&EM Division Board

Mike Brooks has joined the MP&EM Division Board.

Material of the month – Flax

Materials World magazine
Man-made materials tend to hog today’s headlines with their incredible properties and limitless uses in modern technology. But this month’s material is flax, which is also known as linseed and has been reliably used for thousands of years.

South Wales Materials Association young person’s competition; Win a science summer placement and £1000!

South Wales Materials Association
The South Wales Materials Association are running a competition to win a month’s work experience at SPECIFIC and £1,000. Closing date 26 July.

2013 Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
The Call for Papers for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, in Daytona Beach, Florida, is now available.

Ripe for sensing - ethylene sensor for fruit protection

Packaging Professional magazine
Overripe fruit is a nuisance for fruit wholesalers, and it costs them money. A novel ethylene sensor for food shipping containers could change all of this.