Smithers Rapra is part of The Smithers Group and is recognised for its world-leading independent rubber, plastic and composite expertise, and has been organising world class technical conferences for the polymer and related industries for over 35 years. Drawing authorities from industry and academia, conferences offer the ideal forum to hear original, pioneering technical papers and meet and exchange ideas with like-minded peers from across the world.
With topics spanning the latest developments in rubber and plastics technology, biomaterials and composites, legislative changes and market trends, Smithers Rapra conferences continue to attract over 2,500 senior technical executives and decision makers per year.
Conferences are one of the most effective routes to win new business with excellent networking opportunities. All Smithers Rapra conferences are structured to include plenty of time to build long-standing relationships in a focused, yet relaxed environment whether over coffee, an evening drinks reception or an informal conference dinner.
The annual programme of conferences comprises a mix of established titles devoted to advances in the development - and application - of materials including thermoplastic elastomers, carbon fibre, biomaterials, tyre rubber, latex, silicone elastomers and plastic additives. Conferences also follow industry breakthroughs or changes in legislation. Leading practitioners at the forefront of their field share technical and commercial innovations, market updates and regulatory restrictions, keeping Smithers Rapra delegates informed about improvements in efficiency, performance and cost savings.
Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites and also offers testing, consulting services, training, publications and market reports, focused mainly on the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. Smithers Rapra encompasses what was previously Smithers Rapra Technologies, established in the United Kingdom in 1919 and Smithers Scientific Services, established in the United States in 1925.