Award winner Sara Bellini

Winner of the Design Innovation in Plastics Award

A personal bag hook has won the Design Innovation in Plastics Award, a competition co-organised by IOM3 and the Worshipful Company of Horners.

UK Packaging Summit and Starpack Award

The UK Packaging Summit and Starpack Awards 2008 combine a cutting edge event with the traditional Starpack Awards and Annual Packaging Dinner.

Materials Literature Review Prize winner

This year’s Materials Literature Review Prize has been awarded to Yi Zhang, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge.

Edinburgh Academy hosts SMART.mat workshop

Edinburgh Academy hosted a SMART.mat, the ‘smart’ technology group within the Materials KTN, workshop in late June.

Flame-retardant polymer

Materials World magazine
Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, have created a flame-retardant synthetic polymer that does not require conventional and potentially harmful halogen additives. The team aims to apply the material in the interior of aircraft and ships.