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Watt are You Saving?

The Polymer Society
The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched an energy reduction competition – ‘Watt’ are You Saving? – for the UK plastics and rubber industries. The aim of the competition is to recognise the best use of technology, innovation and environmental impact in energy reduction and to showcase best practice.

Construction industry must undergo huge change to meet the low carbon challenge

The construction industry faces the largest change management programme since Victorian times if it is to meet the low carbon agenda, according to an industry report published recently.

Developments in pulse plating

A recent review by Larson and Farr indicates a high level of technological and innovative research activity in the pulse plating of metals, alloys and composites. Read this article to find out more about this special issue on pulse plating.

Adhesion Society: 2011 Annual Meeting, Conference and Short Course

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
The programme and Reg. Docs. for the next Adhesion Society meeting have now been published
Wine bottle corks (Image courtesy of Tecnalia)

Composite stoppers for wine bottles

Packaging Professional magazine
Spanish research organisation Tecnalia is designing composite wine stoppers to combine the benefits of plastic and biomass elements including cork.