New necking line at Rexam's R&D Centre in Milton Keynes, UK

Long necks add value to drinks bottles

Packaging Professional magazine
Rexam has launched the pilot production line for its Fusion aluminium bottle at its R&D Centre in Milton Keynes. The facility, which incorporates a new necking machine, allows customers in the drinks industry to view the production process and commission branded sample bottles.

Renewable natural fibres – sustainable packaging?

Packaging Professional magazine
Sustainpack is a European research conglomerate that hopes to encourage widespread use of ‘renewable’ natural fibres in paper and board in packaging by adding value and functionality. The initiative, a vast undertaking into the materials science of these fibres, comprised 35 European partners from 13 countries.

IOM3 at Japanese automotive congress

Report on the Institute's participation at The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan's Annual Congress

FINEX 08 conference announced

Applied Earth Science Division
The Applied Earth Science Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Mineral Deposits Study Group, Geological Society are pleased to announce a major two-day conference scheduled to take place on 23-24 September 2008 in London.
John McGagh, Prestige Lecturer (L) with Professor John Monhemius

IMMa launched at IOM3

International Mining & Minerals Association
An audience of over 100 attended the launch of the International Mining and Minerals Association (IMMa) at the IOM3 London headquarters, where IMMa chairman Professor John Monhemius explained the background to the new organisation and John McGagh of Rio Tinto delivered the 2008 Prestige Lecture on advances in remote mining in Australia.