The Materials Community - Materials for Packaging Group

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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.

News from across our network

The Sphereprint: An approach to quantifying the conformability of flexible materials

The Sphereprint is introduced as a means to characterize hemispherical conformability, even when buckling occurs, in a variety of flexible materials such as papers, textiles, nonwovens, films,...

UK considers giving businesses powers to take civil action against rivals' copycat packaging

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a call for evidence in a bid to understand what issues, if any, there are with existing enforcement arrangements, how...

UK Elastomer Roadmap published

The Polymers Group of the Materials Community has published the latest UK Elastomer Roadmap. Are you working in the UK and producing or using Elastomers? If so you may like to read the...

M-ERA.NET Call 2014

The M-ERA.NET Call 2014 will be launched in June. Pending a final confirmation, this call could include the following thematic areas:   integrated computational materials...

Energy Catalyst

The Energy Catalyst will accelerate innovation by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need it. It will help stimulate and support innovation at...

Featured events

Tue 01 Jul 2014

NanoEx3 2014

All Day

Be part of a new International conference and exhibition focusing on the opportunities and challenges to the market uptake of nano materials! Recent advances have made it possible to use...

From Materials

A little about Materials for Packaging

Covers all aspects of materials used in packaging