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David Smalley Memorial Lecture, Wednesday 5th February 2014


David Smalley Memorial Lecture


See the unveiling of a unique work of art tribute & discover

"one of the most important distribution developments in decades"


Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

The Boilerhouse, Grantham

Wednesday 5th February 2014


For over 40 years David Smalley was a passionate supporter of the Institute of Packaging/Packaging Society and the Packaging Industry.  He was inspirational in that he liked to view things in a new way; take a different angle, encouraging his colleagues to think ‘outside the box’.


Sadly David died in 2010 and to commemorate his contribution to packaging and to the Institute's he was part of, the East Midlands Packaging Society have commissioned a local artist, Louise Garland, to design a mixed media artwork ‘Outside the Box’.


Professor Jon Binner, President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, will unveil the artwork at the Institute’s regional office, The Boilerhouse, in Grantham at this event.


Following the unveiling ceremony and in keeping with the theme of thinking outside the box, Geoff Lyon, MD of Chill Buddy Foodcare Ltd will deliver his presentation on ’The Size of the Prize’.


Geoff’s background is in chilled food distribution. Sadly poor temperature control in the supply chain causes unacceptable amounts of waste so, working with The Sealed Air Corporation and a local case convertor, Geoff has developed a pack concept which keeps product chilled for over 48 hours without the need for any coolant or additional energy input.


The application of this technology has been described by Jonathan Porritt as "one of the most important distribution developments in decades" and will be showcased in a forthcoming book of his.


It is an event which should not be missed. Buffet and refreshments will be served.


The event is FREE but places will be limited, so please respond early to be assured of a place.

Non-members are welcome.


Start Time:    6.30 for 7.00pm

Address:       Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The Boilerhouse, Caunt Road, Grantham. NG31 7FZ 


For further details and/or if you would like to attend, please contact Ian Morris (EMPkgS) on 01476 513887 or email:   or

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