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Making wood fibres water-resistant and conductive

Materials World magazine
An environmentally friendly method for introducing hydrophobic propeties and electrical conductivity to wood fibres has been developed by researchers in Finland. This could find use in packaging, composite and paper applications.

RFID patenting pool

Materials World magazine
A multiple licensing agreement for RFID patents is being set up by the RFID Consortium to speed up the widespread use of the technology in packaging.

Retail-ready packaging for Tesco wine

Packaging Professional magazine
Tesco has rolled-out retail-ready corrugated packaging for its wine range to reduce complexity within the supply chain.

Cleaner coatings for food cans

Packaging Professional magazine
Exploring cleaner barrier coatings for metal cans that inhibit chemical migration into food.

Rapid prototyping for corrugated packaging

Packaging Professional magazine
A new rapid-design centre for corrugated packaging at Encase in Leeds, UK, uses computer aided 3D design software to turn a pack concept into a production-ready prototype, all in one day. The service, which tracks the pack's journey through the supply chain, is on offer for customers involved in supermarket retail, white and brown goods, DIY, component manufacture, and the automotive and technology sectors.