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Starpack 2006 now open for entries

Entries are invited for the 2006 Starpack Awards, the packaging industry's most prestigious award scheme.

SMART.mat launched to exploit 'smart' technology

SMART.mat, a DTI initiative to help UK industry exploit 'smart' technology, was launched on 19 January by Science and Innovation minister Lord Sainsbury.

Materials KTN to give UK manufacturers a competitive edge

The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.

2nd meeting of the Institute’s 'Energy Materials Group' (EMG) 10 January 2006

South Wales and Western Polymer Group
Having experience in PEM fuel cells J.R. Tuck has been enrolled as group representative.
Super wool

Wonder wool for high temperature insulation

Materials World magazine
Thermal Ceramics the global heat management specialist, has announced the launch of an high-temperature insulating wool that matches the performance of refractory ceramic fibres and is not classified as a carcinogen within the European Union. Superwool 607 HT is an alkaline earth silicate fibre showing low shrinkage up to temperatures of 1,300ºC.