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Keith Allen (left) receives the Wake Memorial Medal from Dave Dixon (Euradh, Glasgow, 2002)

Professor Keith Allen - Obituaries

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
Keith had reached the grand old age of 81 and was well known to the global adhesive community; especially with his links to the original series of international conferences on adhesion and adhesives: originally held at The City University, London and latterly at Oxford Brookes University. Keith was also one of the 'founding fathers' of what is now the Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (SAA). Professor Allan Hutchinson of Oxford Brookes University writes a brief appreciation of the scientific side of Keith's life and the Newbury Weekly News looks at the other aspects of Keith's very full and varied life.

EPSRC funding available for collaborative research

The EPSRC and National Science Foundation are offering materials research grants for collaborative projects between US bodies and their counterparts abroad.

2008 Institute Awards and Prizes open for nominations

The 2008 Institute Awards and Prizes are open for nominations.

On site learning for packaging professionals

A limited number of places are available on the IOP Diploma in Packaging Technology course.

Destroying bacteria with bioactive packaging paper

Packaging Professional magazine
Canadian researchers are developing a bioactive packaging paper that they believe will detect and kill bacteria and viruses present in food and drinks in a matter of seconds. Using standard paper, the Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network is developing a bioactive ink that could be printed, coated or impregnated onto or into the material, to identify individual pathogens.