Monthly Archives: February 2008

Nanoscale Materials

This review of nanoscale technologies foresees a bright future for active packaging. Already this research has given us nanoclay technologies that can improve a packaging material’s oxygen-, carbon dioxide-, moisture- and odour-barrier characteristics. Increased strength and electrostatic dissipation are promised by current research in carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. The original file is no longer available […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 in Publications.

Two articles from The Packaging Professional:

1. Polymer performance Dr Malcolm Butler, Managing Director of FaraPack Polymers Ltd, discusses how advances in polymer technology have been exploited by the packaging industry. 2. Clever Stuff Dr Ben Punchard discusses smart polymeric packaging materials. These can offer improved storage, protection, tracking and safety, but advanced mechanical, electronic and optical properties also add novelty […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 in Publications.

Multi-scale modelling of composite material systems

Eds: C Soutis (Sheffield) and P W R Beaumont (Cambridge) Multi-scale modelling covers the development of modelling techniques that predict the response of compositesto different types of stress. Techniques that improve our understanding of how composites behave in different conditions and allow the development of materials with enhanced performance for particular industrial applications. Contributions from […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 in Publications.

Nanoscale Science and Technology

Eds: Rob Kelsall, Ian Hamley and Mark Geoghegan. Nanoscale Science and Technology is a new book covering a broad range of topics in nanotechnology. It includes techniques and material processing, inorganic semiconductor nanostructures, nanomagnets, electro-optical materials, self assembly and soft nanotech subjects. Each chapter in the book is written by experts in their field (including […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 in Publications.

RFID tags and nanotechnology

Nanotechnology can take existing RFID capabilities and dramatically reduce their cost. This arises from the convergence of two technological processes – the smart dust concept (where silicon based chips and support infrastructure are stripped back to give limited computing power at millimetre scales) and the elaboration of existing technologies, such as bar-coding, by the use […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 in Publications.