Polymer Testing and
Rapra Technology is Europe’s leading independent plastics and
rubber specialist organisation, providing research, technology and
information services for the polymer industry and for industries using
polymers in their products or processes. Rapra Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Smithers
RAPRA Consultancy Services
Rapra offers a wide range of consultancy services
for a whole spectrum of clients within the plastics and rubber industry
and will work alongside you offering guidance and support as an integral
part of the product design and development process. Rapra boasts the
necessary skills and experience to undertake entire product design
and development programmes and using knowledge built up over many
years within the industry, has an unrivalled understanding of how
polymer materials perform in service, not just on “Day One” but after
many years of service.
Whether you are looking for assistance with product
design, guidance with material selection or an accurate understanding
of the failure of a certain product or procedure - via close workings
with our consultancy team
Polymer Testing and Analysis
In such a cost conscious environment testing is recognised
as being more valuable than ever, therefore the potential threat of
rework, retool or recall costs cannot be ignored.
You may wish to ensure that cost-saving benefits
are preserved or may be experiencing problems with products that do
not perform correctly, either way you can take advantage of Rapra’s comprehensive
range of materials and product validation services. The experience
speaks for its self with over 2,000 technical projects successfully
carried out by Rapra’s
Testing and Analysis department every year for clients around
the World involved in polymer materials, conversion processes and
product design and development.
“If you don’t test your product… you yourself will
Click here for a complete listing of Rapra’s testing and analysis
Rapra Technology is Europe’s first choice for contract based polymer
research projects. Comprising of a multidisciplinary team of experts within
all fields of polymer science, supported by a unique infrastructure of complimentary
science and technology departments, Rapra has been
providing a wealth of knowledge and research expertise
to governments, industry and both public and private organisations throughout
Europe and the World.
Working closely with academia and industry Rapra continues
to expand and grow in all areas of polymer science, investing regularly in the
advancement of core research skills through internally funded development schemes.
Major external funding support in recent years has helped to develop and maintain
state-of-the-art research expertise, equipment and facilities, providing a strong
research base in all areas of polymer science and technology. Particular areas
of research seeing strong growth include:
- Food Contact
- Supercritical Fluid Technology
- Biodegradable Polymers
- Medical Polymers
- Polymer Recycling
- Large Projects
RAPRA Technology offer an online bookstore
which can be accessed by clicking here. The bookstore contains
a comprehensive catalogue covering all aspects of polymers and their
applications. The list of titles is constantly being updated and new
special offers are constantly added.
Rapra offer a variety of training events
that fall into three categories:
- Briefings and Special Events
- Postgraduate Courses
- Short Courses
For more details on the courses RAPRA
Technology offers and scheduling click here.
RAPRA Technology offers a virtual library
at your fingertips all day, every day, wherever you are in the world.
The library offers:
- Over 900,000 records dating back as far as 1972
- This equates to approx. 2.5
million pages of original, published, literature
- Approximately 32,000 new records added every year (roughly 1,200 every two
To access the library click here.
Rapra have been organising meetings for the polymer related
industries for over 25 years. These regularly bring together technical
presentations from world experts in their given subjects and provide
you with the latest developments and advancements in the industry.
Click here for a list of RAPRA’s upcoming events.
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