Sara Lee's Simple Sweets

Cooking up a treat in packaging at Sara Lee

Packaging Professional magazine
The Kitchens of Sara Lee, a 120,000sqft centre at Downers Grove, USA, opened earlier this year, bringing together 100 packaging designers, engineers, scientists and chefs under one roof for the first time. Meagan Ellis spoke to Glenn Ventrell, Director of Packaging Innovation and Development, about the firm’s plans for the future.
A printed electronic substrate

Low-cost printing of electronics

Packaging Professional magazine
A UK printed media firm claims to have developed a low-cost way of applying electronic circuitry to packaging, which could turn an ordinary carton into an interactive game. The technique uses existing high-volume printing processes, such as screen, offset and flexography, to pattern metallic conductive tracks onto substrates.

Guests travel from afar to attend awards dinner

On 22 October new Fellows, special and publication award winners and their guests gathered for the Institute's Special and Publications Awards dinner.

Report of ICCM-17 conference

The British Composites Society
A report of the ICCM-17 conference, held in Edinburgh from 27-31 July 2009.

New surface engineering award for 2010

A new Institute award for 2010, the Tom Bell Award, recognises excellence in surface engineering.