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Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra provides services for the polymer industry and industries using plastics and rubber in any component, product or production process.

Its technical expertise include materials selection and applications support, product design and development, manufacturing process development, fault and failure diagnosis and testing and analysis.

An extensive Polymer Information Centre, known as iSmithers, complements these technical resources. At the core is the 'Polymer Library', the world's largest information database dedicated to plastics and rubber. Rapra produces a range of publications including Journals, Industrial Analysis Reports and Technical 'Updates'. It runs an extensive programme of short technology-based training courses covering materials, product design, processing techniques and environmental considerations and organises regular international polymer conferences.