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.

Featured events

Thu 02 Jun 2016


All Day

It is widely known that creep rupture ductility reduces with increasing life, often leading to brittle like failures. This can be associated with distributed grain boundary damage/weakening...

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Thu 02 Jun 2016

Polymers and Composites in Construction

09:00 until 17:00

This is an exciting time for new development in UK construction. New business model, new ways of working and new products are at the core of a revolution that will see a digital led transformation...

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Tue 07 Jun 2016

Joining of Aluminium Technical Seminar

All Day

The use of aluminium, particularly in the automotive and transport sectors, has grown exponentially in the last 15 years. Road vehicle manufacturers are rapidly "lightweighting" their models in...

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