Narrow-web is agile in its response to changes in demand: Paul Briggs of Omet

Hellen Wadman


Nick Coombes speaks with long-time narrow-web specialist Paul Briggs, formerly with Mark Andy and Xeikon, and now with Omet, about the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on manufacturers and converters.

Nick Coombes (NC): What has been the immediate effect of Covid-19 and lockdown?

Paul Briggs (PB): Very mixed – there have been winners and losers. Some have seen an overnight leap in demand for food, pharmaceutical and sanitising

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Shaky way to check on ocean warming

Hellen Wadman

The rumble of earthquakes far below the surface of the ocean are far more interesting than just a way of understanding the Earth’s geology, say US and Chinese researchers. They’ve developed a way to use those seismic waves to measure ocean warming around the world.

The technique, called seismic ocean thermometry, could provide wide-ranging measurements of temperatures at depths of over 2000 metres, says a team led by Wenbo Wu

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The Biggest Ultrawide Monitors in 2020

Hellen Wadman

Sometimes bigger is better, especially when it comes to monitors. Wider spaces translate to better productivity and more immersive gaming. Although the best ultrawides offer something else besides sheer size, if you want the biggest display you can buy, these monitors have what you need. Whether you like the Samsung CHG90 or the Acer Nitro display, these ultrawide monitors are gargantuan and are real head-turners at home or in the

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Best free and public DNS servers in 2020

Hellen Wadman

If you’re looking for the best DNS servers around today, we’re here to help.

DNS (Domain Name System) is a system which translates the domain names you enter in a browser to the IP addresses required to access those sites, and the best DNS servers provide you with the best service possible.

Your ISP will assign you DNS servers whenever you connect to the internet, but these may not always

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