Making plastic that melts away

Founder and CEO of Edwards Innovations, David Edwards, makes a case for extending the use of polyvinyl alcohol to produce plastics that dissolve in water.

T Levels – the positives and potential pitfalls

The education sector is giving technical skills another try by launching T Levels, but how will they work? Idha Valeur talks to the industry about the positives, negatives and actions required to ensure T Levels are a success.

Q&A with Carmel Grant from IfATE

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) Deputy Director for Technical Education, Carmel Grant, talks to Idha Valeur about T Levels, the curriculum and benefits.

Spotlight: How to … test material viscosity to ensure quality

Cole-Parmer Global Product Marketing Manager Mary Vessele and Content Specialist Dr Julia Lock discuss material fluidity.

Spotlight: How to... diagnose issues in polymer samples using DSC analysis

Ruston Services Ltd, Staffordshire, UK, thermal analysis specialist, Phil Robinson, explains how to test for inconsistencies in polypropylene samples.