Aspects of Rheology – Formulation and Application

28th October West Riding Oil and Colour Chemists Association

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Continuing the very popular West Riding  Forum technical lectures.

In this forum we will present application focused technical advice to inform and entertain those working in the surface coatings industries.

We have selected a range of companies working at the cutting edge of Rheology measurement and control that are keen to help you understand Aspects of Rheology – Application and Formulation

A number of presenters will discuss the value of measuring and controlling rheology, offering advice on the suitability of several different forms of rheology modifiers. This Forum has something for everybody who has an interest in Formulation, from large producers, to small Industrial paints manufacturers and the companies that support them. This concentrated form of lecture programme will have many advantages to members and companies

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Invited speaker at Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association

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AIPIA IS A WORLDWIDE ASSOCIATION PROMOTING HIGH TECH PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

AIPIA’S MISSION IS TO DECIMATE SUPPLY CHAIN COSTS, REDUCE WASTE AND INCREASE ITS MEMBERS’ PROFITABILITY BY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGH TECH SOLUTIONS IN PACKAGING

They believe that active and intelligent technologies in packaging are a ‘once in a generation’  change in the sector.Not only will they alter the role of packaging in the marketplace, but also facilitate better business through premium pricing, supply chain management, improved security/brand protection and waste reduction.

To reach this goal key-players in the FOOD,  DRINK,  PHARMACEUTICAL , COSMETIC and other related industries have joined hands. Their target is extremely easy to understand: take advantage of the use of active and intelligent packaging solutions. AIPIA is the focus for information on the latest developments and knowledge exchange.

For more information use LINK

Link to Sandy’s presentation

Joint Call 2013

Announcement of M-ERA.NET Call 2013 The M-ERA.NET Call 2013 opened on the 10th July 2013. 32 funding agencies from 23 European countries as well as Taiwan and Russia participate in this joint call, with a total available public funding of around 33 million Euro. Please find a detailed matrix with participating national and regional funding programmes here.

Exceptional growth at The Centre for Process Innovation

CPI News

CPI to establish £38 million Biologics Centre

The Centre for Process innovation will establish and manage a new £38 million centre to encourage innovative solutions in the UK healthcare market. The National Biologics Industrial Innovation Centre will be a large open access facility to assist companies of all sizes in proof of concept and scale up of processes to manufacture new biologic medicines such as antibodies and vaccines. Read more ››

HUGE POTENTIAL FOR INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH IN UK

Industrial Biotechnology has the potential to become a major factor in the UK economy, according to prominent environmentalist Jonathon Porritt. Quoting work carried out by the UK government’s Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Growth Team, he claims that by 2025 IB could be contributing £150–360bn to the world economy. Read more ››

Call for papers: Formulation

Oil and Colour Chemists Association

Our next technical event will be “Aspects of Formulation” and will be on 16th October 2013.

We are calling for presentations which develop the themes of creating stable formulations, advanced materials and blending techniques.

If you have a suitable paper please contact Sandy Gunn

Again gratefully supported by PPG

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Government funding for feasibility studies for the process industry

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Seven companies are each to receive up to £75,000 government funding to carry out feasibility studies that could lead to the development and commercialisation of innovative approaches to sustainable manufacturing for the process industry.

Innovation in sustainability is vital for the continued success and growth of the UK process industry and the funding, from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, aims to encourage innovation in manufacturing steps that improve economic performance, benefit the environment and have a positive social impact.

The feasibility studies will be carried out by CCm Research Ltd, Centre for Process Innovation Ltd, Crown Packaging UK plc, Fine Organics Ltd, Minus Engineering Ltd, Robinson Brothers Ltd and Victrex plc. In addition to small-scale technical feasibility studies, the funding may be used to test and develop projects for future larger funding competitions.

The funding awards are the first part of a £5 million investment in innovative research and development that aims to stimulate sustainable manufacturing and growth in the UK’s process industries. A competition for up to £4.6 million grant funding for major collaborative research and development projects is ongoing and the results are likely to be announced towards the end of August 2012.