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Starpack Student and Schools Ceremony

On 9 May an independent panel of packaging experts came together at IOM3 headquarters in London to judge packs created by young designers and children for the Starpack Student and Schools Awards. Over 200 entries were marked against their consideration for design elements including, innovation, technical quality, sustainability and performance.

Recycling Black Plastic into new Food Grade Packaging

The Polymer Society
Viridor has teamed with Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.

Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 (WE50)

The list of the top 50 Women in Engineering was published in The Telegraph to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day - 23 June 201 8.

Russia Young Persons’ Lecture Competition final

Dr Bernie Rickinson, IOM3 Chief Executive, visited St Petersburg, Russia, in May to chair the Russia Young Persons’ Lecture Competition final. Six individuals were selected to deliver their presentations to a judging panel at Saint-Petersburg Mining University.

Cartonboard and cellulose film – new technologies for packaging

On 30 May, the Packaging Society hosted a mini conference at IOM3 Headquarters on natural packaging solutions. Cartonboard and cellulose film – new technologies for packaging brought together designers and industry experts from across the UK to discuss emerging market trends and cutting-edge material technologies in the sector.