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Current Issue: February 2008

Welcome to the February issue of Materials World. This month we focus on plastics. John Loadman, a retired Analytical Chemist from Bishops Stortford, UK, examines the history of vulcanised rubber, while James Lewis, Chairman of Bac2 Ltd, Southampton, UK, describes how the cost of fuel cells can be reduced with a new conducted polymer. Related articles focus on plastic photovoltaic solar panels and non-destructive inspection of polyethylene pipes. In other feature stories, Michael Forrest takes a look at the Chinese coal mining industry and the use of computer modelling mining methods.
   In our news section, the Materials World team investigates the development of polymer lasers as well as the relationship between academia and industry.

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