The Packaging Materials activities within the Materials Community are aimed at providing technology support to UK packaging producers and users to meet the challenges they face through ever increasing demands of legislation and consumer sophistication.

The packaging community served by the Materials Community is made up of a network of companies, other organisations and individuals delivering materials and services to the production of packaging, the production itself, the use of the packaging in packaging processes and the delivery of the final packaged product to the consumer by appropriate brand owners, retail channels and delivery companies.

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Featured events

Wed 06 May 2015

High Temperature Piezoelectrics

09:30 until 16:00

Materials and Measurement-Industry Workshop Piezoelectric actuators and sensors are widely used for flow control valves, including diesel injectors and pneumatics, sound and ultrasound generation,...

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Mon 11 May 2015

Battery School

All Day

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) High Value Manufacturing catapult is holding a battery school at their £9M battery research & pilot line facility at the University of Warwick. Through a mix...

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Mon 11 May 2015

How Will Your Small Business Benefit From The Catapult Network?

16:00 until 19:00

The Catapults are transforming UK innovation. Bringing together the best UK businesses, scientists and engineers to work on collaborative research and development, we’re accelerating innovations to...

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A little about Materials for Packaging

Covers all aspects of materials used in packaging