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  • Why an ERP is essential in meeting BRC Issue 8
    Kevin Bull, product strategy director at Columbus, explains why enterprise resource planning is essential in meeting global standards for food safety.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 11:42am -
  • Ishida helps cereal maker on accuracy
    Ishida is using the recent installation of 20 multi-head weighers at a plant in Poland to underline what it claims is the productivity, consistency and accuracy of its equipment.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 11:29am -
  • Free webinar to focus on healthy snacking trends
    What consumers want from their healthy snacks is to be the focus of Food Manufactureâs latest free webinar, taking place next month.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 8:46am -
  • Drinks supplies at risk as workers threaten strike action
    Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 7:29am -
  • Union confirms Müller factory closure
    More than 200 jobs are at risk at MÃller Milk & Ingredientsâ Foston plant in South Derbyshire, after the dairy processor confirmed plans to close the site, according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 6:57am -
  • UK Dairy: Streamlined for success?
    Faced with many challenges, the UK dairy processing sector is undergoing a transformation to ensure it is fit for purpose.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:56am -
  • Avoid recall risk through ‘Never Events’
    Food firms can avoid serious safety-related product recalls by applying the âNever Eventâ principle used in the health sector, a leading consultant in the field has argued.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:35am -
  • Pret to swell supplier base after Eat acquisition
    Pret A Manger is hoping to appoint additional food suppliers after reaching an agreement to buy food and drink retailer Eat, it has emerged.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:10am -
  • Food waste expert to head Coeliac UK
    The former boss of food waste charity The Felix Project will become the new head of Coeliac UK on 3 June.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:10am -
  • YFood boss points to growing food revolution
    Plant-based sushi, pork and caviar replacements were all highlighted by Nadia El Hadery, chief executive and founder of YFood, organiser of a week in London celebrating food industry revolutionaries.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:30am -

Manufacturing Busines Technology

  • Pennsylvania Manufacturer Cited After Worker Amputation

    Pennsylvania Manufacturer Cited After Worker Amputation

    NewsOSHA cited Champion Modular Inc. for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at its Strattanville, Pennsylvania, facility. The company faces $687,650 in penalties.Contributed Author: OSHATopics: EHS
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 12:45pm -
  • Gas vs. Electric? Fuel Choice Affects Efforts to Achieve Low-Energy and Low-Impact Homes

    Gas vs. Electric? Fuel Choice Affects Efforts to Achieve Low-Energy and Low-Impact Homes

    NewsIf you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs?Contributed Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Topics: Research News
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:50am -
  • Tesla Shares Bounce on Leaked Memo About Rising Sales

    Tesla Shares Bounce on Leaked Memo About Rising Sales

    NewsShares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up.Contributed Author: Tom Krisher, Associated PressTopics: Automotive
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:39am -
  • How to Avoid a Manufacturing M&A Migraine

    How to Avoid a Manufacturing M&A Migraine

    ArticleWhere mergers and acquisitions are concerned, manufacturing is perhaps one of the most complicated industries because of the significant number of parties involved in the supply chain. Contributed Author: Steve SmithTopics: Manufacturing Bus…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:30am -
  • Blount Fine Foods Recalls Soup with Chicken Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

    Blount Fine Foods Recalls Soup with Chicken Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

    NewsBlount Fine Foods is recalling 6,690 pounds of soup with chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday.Contributed Author: USDA F…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:10am -
  • China to Support Airlines Seeking Compensation From Boeing

    China to Support Airlines Seeking Compensation From Boeing

    NewsChina's airline industry association has thrown its support behind 13 Chinese carriers seeking compensation from Boeing for groundings of the 737 Max 8.Contributed Author: The Associated PressTopics: Aerospace
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:47am -
  • Vegas Tourism Board Backs $49M Elon Musk Transit System

    Vegas Tourism Board Backs $49M Elon Musk Transit System

    NewsA company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.Contributed Author: The Associated PressTopics: Laws…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:24am -
  • Researchers Create Soft, Flexible Materials With Enhanced Properties

    Researchers Create Soft, Flexible Materials With Enhanced Properties

    NewsEngineers have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties.Contributed Author: Carnegie Mellon UniversityTopics: Materials Development
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:20am -
  • China Ramps Up War of Rhetoric in Trade Standoff With U.S.

    China Ramps Up War of Rhetoric in Trade Standoff With U.S.

    NewsStepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies.Contribut…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:09am -
  • U.S. Orders for Long-Lasting Goods Fall 2.1 Percent in April

    U.S. Orders for Long-Lasting Goods Fall 2.1 Percent in April

    NewsOrders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars.Contributed Author: Christopher Rugaber, Associated PressTopics: Economics
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:03am -

Manufacturing Digital

Materials Today: News

  • Umicore to acquire cobalt facility
    Umicore plans to acquire Freeport Cobalt’s cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Kokkola, Finland, for US$190 million.The cobalt fine powders, chemicals, catalysts, ceramics and pigments activities located on the same site are not…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Kordsa at SAMPE 2019
    Composite specialist Kordsa, showcased a range of its products at SAMPE 2019, taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 21-22 May 2019.Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc represented Kordsa at the exhibition and shared the co…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:45am -
  • Lanxess at plastics show

    Lanxess at plastics show

    At the SKZ conference, Lanxess will focus on alternatives to polyamide 66 compounds and its growing range of halogen-free flame-retardant polyamide and PBT compounds. Photo courtesy Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co KG.Lanxess plans to showcase polyami…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:45am -
  • New crystalline material with quasiparticles on the inside

    New crystalline material with quasiparticles on the inside

    A team led by the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland have discovered a new quasiparticles while examining a crystalline material – comprising aluminum and platinum atoms arranged in a specific pattern – that also offers electronic properties…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:00am -
  • New surface coating takes heat out of low-surface-tension liquids

    New surface coating takes heat out of low-surface-tension liquids

    Specialized thin coatings developed by the MIT team cause even low-surface-tension fluids to readily form droplets on the surface of a pipe, as seen in this image, which improves the efficiency of heat transfer. Image courtesy of the researchers.Unli…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 4:59am -
  • Recipients of the 2019 Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science Award Announced

    Recipients of the 2019 Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science Award Announced

    I am pleased to present the inaugural issue of Computational Materials Science that showcases the work of Rising Stars in the field. The aim of this issue and the Rising Stars prize is to recognize the accomplishments and promise of researchers in th…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:15am -
  • Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science

    Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science

    Please log in/ register and complete the fields below to submit your nomination.We are seeking nominations for the Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science special issue and prize. The aim of this initiative is to recognize the accomplishm…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:15am -
  • SLM Solutions opens new China center

    SLM Solutions opens new China center

    3D printing company SLM Solutions has opened new office facilities at its head office in Shanghai, China.3D printing company SLM Solutions has opened new office facilities and an application center at its head office in Shanghai, China.The new fa…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 8:15am -
  • Solvay forms AM partnership
    Solvay has announced an agreement with polymer 3D printing company Stratasys to develop additive manufacturing (AM) filaments for use in Stratasys’ 3D printers.The AM filament will reportedly be based on Solvay’s Radel polyphenylsulfone (P…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 8:15am -
  • Cutting tools at international air show
    The Ceratizit Group plans to exhibit a range of its cutting tools suitable for manufacturing in the aerospace industry at the International Air Show, taking place in Paris, France, from 17-23 June 2019.This includes the company’s milling tool M…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 8:00am -

Nature: Materials

  • Author Correction: Carbon nanotubes as emerging quantum-light sources

    Author Correction: Carbon nanotubes as emerging quantum-light sources

    Nature Materials, Published online: 22 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0406-4Author Correction: Carbon nanotubes as emerging quantum-light sources
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Integrating graphene into semiconductor fabrication lines

    Integrating graphene into semiconductor fabrication lines

    Nature Materials, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0359-7Electronic and photonic devices based on graphene have unique properties, leading to outstanding performance figures of merit. Mastering the integration of this unconventio…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Disorder in van der Waals heterostructures of 2D materials

    Disorder in van der Waals heterostructures of 2D materials

    Nature Materials, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0366-8Disorder in two-dimensional materials largely affects their properties and performance. This Perspective discusses disorder sources in graphene and transition metal dichalc…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • A mechano-signalling network linking microtubules, myosin IIA filaments and integrin-based adhesions

    A mechano-signalling network linking microtubules, myosin IIA filaments and integrin-based adhesions

    Nature Materials, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0371-yCrosstalk between microtubules and the actin cytoskeleton of cells is important in elucidating integrin-mediated adhesion and mechanotransduction. It is now shown that micr…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Parenchymal and stromal tissue regeneration of tooth organ by pivotal signals reinstated in decellularized matrix

    Parenchymal and stromal tissue regeneration of tooth organ by pivotal signals reinstated in decellularized matrix

    Nature Materials, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0368-6The Alx3 transcription factor, expressed in prenatal tooth development, is shown to revitalize adult progenitor cells in decellularized scaffolds, leading to enhanced paren…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Synthesis challenges for graphene industry

    Synthesis challenges for graphene industry

    Nature Materials, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0341-4The past few years have witnessed significant development in graphene research, yet a number of challenges remain for its commercialization and industrialization. This Comm…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Moving towards the market

    Moving towards the market

    Nature Materials, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0394-42D materials face challenges along the road to commercialization, with increasing efforts being made in order to satisfy industrial needs.
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Polarity is a matter of perspective

    Polarity is a matter of perspective

    Nature Materials, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0373-9The polarity of charge carriers — positive or negative — is found to depend on the direction from which you look.
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -

Nature: Nanotechnology

  • A polymeric coat for nanodroplets

    A polymeric coat for nanodroplets

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0469-zGrafting nanodroplets by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization can be carried out at liquid–liquid interfaces.
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Soil mobility of synthetic and virus-based model nanopesticides

    Soil mobility of synthetic and virus-based model nanopesticides

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0453-7Virus nanoparticles can penetrate soil to a depth of 30 cm, thus showing potential to effectively deliver nanopesticides.
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Solution processable liquid metal nanodroplets by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization

    Solution processable liquid metal nanodroplets by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0454-6Eutectic Ga-In droplets can be functionalized with various polymers and co-polymers using atom transfer radical polymerization. The droplets are ready for direct solut…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Publisher Correction: The poetry of materials

    Publisher Correction: The poetry of materials

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0474-2Publisher Correction: The poetry of materials
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Publisher Correction: Questioning life

    Publisher Correction: Questioning life

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0473-3Publisher Correction: Questioning life
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Vectorial near-field coupling

    Vectorial near-field coupling

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 13 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0441-yLight scattering spectra are acquired in the near field to map dipole–dipole interactions and extract all their vectorial components with 5-nm spatial resolution.
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Gate-based high fidelity spin readout in a CMOS device

    Gate-based high fidelity spin readout in a CMOS device

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 13 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0443-9Gate reflectometry on an ancillary dot coupled to an electron reservoir is used to read the spin of a qubit in a CMOS device in a single shot with an average fidelity…
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Perceptions at the nanoscale

    Perceptions at the nanoscale

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 07 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0452-8Artistic imagination can help drive scientific imagination.
    - 20 days ago, 6 May 19, 8:00pm -
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Phys.org: Material Science

  • Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars

    Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars

    Science fiction stories are chock full of terraforming schemes and oxygen generators for a very good reason—we humans need molecular oxygen (O2) to breathe, and space is essentially devoid of it. Even on other planets with thick atmospheres, O2 is…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:16pm -
  • Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material

    Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material

    Because of their high energy-storage density, materials such as metal oxides, sulfides, and fluorides are promising electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles and other technologies. However, their capacity fades very rapidly.…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 12:55pm -
  • Chemical juggling with three particles

    Chemical juggling with three particles

    Chemists from the University of Bonn and their U.S. colleagues at Columbia University in New York have discovered a novel mechanism in catalysis that allows the cheap, environmentally friendly synthesis of certain alcohols. The reaction follows a pre…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 6:48am -
  • Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to trap chloride

    Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to trap chloride

    Indiana University researchers have created a powerful new molecule for the extraction of salt from liquid. The work has potential to help increase the amount of drinkable water on Earth.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 2:00pm -
  • Scientists develop new technology for extracting non-ferrous and noble metals

    Scientists develop new technology for extracting non-ferrous and noble metals

    Scientists at Russia's Ural Federal University (UrFU) are working on solving the problem of extracting non-ferrous and noble metals which are found in hard-to-process ores. Currently, there are many deposits where it is technically difficult to extra…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:54pm -
  • Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality

    Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality

    Scientists from the University of Bristol's Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL) and ETH Zurich have used virtual reality and artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the details of chemical change.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:16am -
  • Efficient, stable thermoelectric module based on high-performance liquid-like materials

    Efficient, stable thermoelectric module based on high-performance liquid-like materials

    Based on high-performance liquid-like materials, scientists from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Northwestern University in the U.S. fabricated a Cu2Se/Yb0.3Co4Sb12 thermoelectric module with eight n-type Ni/…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:00am -
  • Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis

    Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis

    Most renewable power technologies are weather dependent. Wind farms can only operate when there's a breeze, and solar power plants rely on sunlight. Researchers at EPFL are working on a method to capture an energy source that's constantly available a…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:00am -
  • Building next gen smart materials with the power of sound

    Building next gen smart materials with the power of sound

    Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Robots activated by water may be the next frontier

    Robots activated by water may be the next frontier

    New research from the laboratory of Ozgur Sahin, associate professor of biological sciences and physics at Columbia University, shows that materials can be fabricated to create soft actuators—devices that convert energy into physical motion—that…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 3:30am -

Phys.org: Nanotechnology

  • Rare iron oxide could be combined with 2-D materials for electronic, spintronic devices

    Rare iron oxide could be combined with 2-D materials for electronic, spintronic devices

    Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong magnetic properties that is easy to stack atop other 2-D materials.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:14pm -
  • Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material

    Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material

    A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers at Penn State who s…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity

    Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity

    An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyse the hydrogen evolution reaction, which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. They designed a mathematically-predicted graphene electro…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:45am -
  • Study investigates how spin-orbit interaction protects Majorana nanowires

    Study investigates how spin-orbit interaction protects Majorana nanowires

    Researchers at Delft University of Technology have recently carried out a study investigating spin-orbit interaction in Majorana nanowires. Their study, published in Physical Review Letters, is the first to clearly show the mechanism that enables the…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:40am -
  • Cooling wood: Engineers create strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling

    Cooling wood: Engineers create strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling

    What if the wood your house was made of could save your electricity bill? In the race to save energy, using a passive cooling method that requires no electricity and is built right into your house could save even chilly areas of the US some cash. Now…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 4:31am -
  • Researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties

    Researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties

    A team of polymer chemists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties. These materials are promis…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 4:04pm -
  • Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on the 'nano water cube'

    Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on the 'nano water cube'

    Two-dimensional materials made of Group 14 elements, graphene's cousins, have attracted enormous interest in recent years because of their unique potential as useful topological insulators.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:57pm -
  • New Flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold

    New Flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold

    Researchers from the MIPT Center for Photonics and 2-D Materials have synthesized a quasi-2-D gold film, revealing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers. Published in Advanced Materials Interfaces, th…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:44am -
  • Bending the norm on nanowires

    Bending the norm on nanowires

    New methods of arranging silver nanowires make them more durable, shows a study by KAUST. These nanowires form flexible, transparent conductive layers that can be used for improved solar cells, strain sensors and next-generation mobile phones.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 8:53am -
  • Light and nanotechnology combined to prevent biofilms on medical implants

    Light and nanotechnology combined to prevent biofilms on medical implants

    Invented approximately 50 years ago, surgical medical meshes have become key elements in the recovery procedures of damaged-tissue surgeries, the most frequent being hernia repair. When implanted within the tissue of the patient, the flexible and con…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 6:55am -
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