Design Innovation in Plastics competition opens

The Design Innovation in Plastics competition, which this year focuses on sustainability, is open for entries until 17 October. The award is jointly organised by IOM3 and the Worshipful Company of Horners.

Materials awards seek entrants

Four materials-related prizes, organised by the Federation of European Materials Societies, are open for nominations.
Dr Graham Honeyman

Sheffield Forgemasters overcomes obstacles

Materials World magazine
Over the past six years, UK’s Sheffield Forgemasters International has progressed from near closure to a record turnover. Meagan Ellis finds out more about the man at the helm, Chief Executive Dr Graham Honeyman CBE.
Amkor’s new flip chip packaging

Advanced moulding for advanced electronics

Materials World magazine
Amkor Technology, based in Chandler, USA, has developed improved flip chip packaging for electronic circuits using single-piece forming with improved mould compounds. The company expects the Flip Chip Moulded Ball Grid Array package, a method of inter-connecting integrated circuits, to become the industry standard.
The UK’s Waste Resources & Action Programme demonstrated the possibilities of lightweighting with design innovation using the ‘iconic’ Grolsh lager glass bottle

WRAPping up waste packaging materials

Materials World magazine
The UK’s Waste Resources & Action Programme announced on 28 July that there was a halt on levels of grocery packaging growth from 2006-7 by 32 of the UK’s major retailers and brand owners. Rupal Mehta discovers more about the materials development this involved across the retail supply chain.