UK students should join the gold rush

The Packaging Society
Where are all the future British designers? IOP: The Packaging Society is calling for a better showing from UK colleges and universities in the Student Starpack Awards 2009.

Easy access to tablets

Packaging Professional magazine
A one-piece polyethylene flip-top closure for cylindrical tablet or pill containers that consumers can open with one hand is in development.
Schematic of ultrasonic atomisation spraying system

Better barrier properties for biodegradable films

Packaging Professional magazine
Ultrasonic application of clay nanoparticles to biodegradable films could enhance their barrier properties, according to US spray technology company Sono-Tek. The technique prolongs the shelf life of food and pharmaceuticals and offers the packaging industry more accurate and economical treatment.
lager glas bottle

WRAPping up waste packaging materials

Packaging Professional magazine
Thirty-two of the UK’s major retailers and brand owners have stopped growth in the amount of grocery packaging, announced WRAP on 28 July. Rupal Mehta discovers more about the related materials and pack design developments across the supply chain.

Report on Euradh 2008/Adhesion '08

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
From 3 to 5 September 2008, the Society for Adhesion and Adhesives in the UK, the Section Française de l'Adhésion of the Société Française du Vide in France, DECHEMA in Germany and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in the UK welcomed nearly 150 delegates to St Catherine’s College in Oxford for Euradh 2008.