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A spherical loudspeaker made from the largely sulphur-free Arboform

Natural fibre bioplastics become largely sulphur-free

Materials World magazine
A hemp or flax-based bioplastic that uses 90% less sulphur has made the material suitable for consumer goods such as toys and electronics, say researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology in Pfinztal, Germany. At the end-of-life, the plastic can be broken down and re-pelletised.

Aid for UK automotives is a 'massive disappointment' says union

Materials World magazine
More support is needed for the UK automotive industry says Unite, the UK's biggest union, in response to the Government's £2.3bln relief package for the sector. Car producers in the UK are hanging on by a thread because of a lack of credit from the banks and a dramatic fall in demand for cars,' says Derek Simpson of Unite.

UK Government announces financial package for ailing automotive industry

Materials World magazine
A £2.3bln package of measures to help the UK automotive industry survive the current global economic crisis has been accounced by Lord Peter Mandelson, Business Secretary. The sector is 'in the front line of the downturn', says Mandelson.

Media Fellowships for scientists and engineers

The British Science Association is running Media Fellowships this summer so that scientists, clinicians and engineers can gain a greater understanding of how the media works.

Petition the Prime Minister to Get Britain Building

International Clay Technology Association
Martin Clarke of British Precast Concrete Federation has submitted a petition to the Prime Minister on the No. 10 Downing Street Website to Get Britain Building.