Finns finish first - Students and Schools Starpack Awards

The results of the Student Starpack Awards 2009 indicate that Finnish students are still ahead when it comes to creating off-the-wall and technically achievable designs.

Sustainability – be prepared… - Alcan Packaging's approach

The Packaging Professional talks to Gerald Rebitzer, Director – Product Sustainability at Alcan Packaging, about the company’s approach to meeting demand for more sustainable packaging
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Colour counts – colour effects and technologies

Morag Girdwood, Global Brand Development Manager from Merseyside-based plastic colorants and additives company ColorMatrix, describes the importance of colouration in brand identity.

Water tight – product-specific packaging

Packaging should protect products, but wrong choices can speed up the perishing process. Christopher Roberts, Director of gas permeability testing company, Versaperm in Maidenhead, UK, reports on the need for product-specific packing.

Blowing in the wind - monitoring wind turbine health

With the growth in demand for renewable energy, wind turbines must compete on cost and reliability with other energy sources. This raises the question of how to monitor wind turbine materials when in use. This article considers research carried out to find solutions to the monitoring issue.