Research funding allocated

The £1 million of core funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has now been allocated by the White Rose Faraday Centre for Enhanced Packaging Technology research programmes.

A number of projects have been allocated funding. Among these are: Enhanced polymer processing/characterisation at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield for studies of the effect variation of measurable parameters of selected polymers on properties such as gas barrier and strength in order to develop a means of modelling behaviour of polymer materials; and On-line lateral tension web control, at the University of York to look at developments in web control to ensure reliable and consistent production, conversion and finishing.