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Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association

Welcome to the Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association

Welcome to the Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association, an independent society catering for the needs of individual professional members and Corporate Member companies and organisations.

The primary aim of the SPRA is ‘to promote the advancement of plastics, rubbers and related materials through education and training in the science, engineering and design associated with the manufacture, conversion and end-use of polymeric materials’.

The SPRA provides a forum for the plastics, rubber and general polymer community in Scotland through the provision of technical meetings, support for polymer education and social activities.

This website contains extensive technical information in the archived reports on Materials, Processes, Design, Applications, Environment and Business Issues

Students and teachers will find relevant information in the Education pages.

Details of forthcoming technical meetings, seminars and social events can be found in the Events Diary.

Information on suppliers of materials, machinery products, and services can be found in the Corporate Member pages and in the useful Links to websites, which also cover information sources, related organisations and education and training.

Latest News

The R W Thomson lecture by Dr Peter Hughes presented the Primary Engineer Programmes that aims to emphasise the importance of the industry within education and the Scottish economy.

On Wednesday 3rd. February an audience of 30 enjoyed the lively presentation by Colin Parry, a six sigma master black belt from Lean Business Solutions (LBS).

Great company, fine dining, excellent Student scholarships, a new SPRA Fellowship, tributes to an SPRA legend, and a hilarious after-dinner speaker ensured SPRA Dinner Dance 2016 was a memorable night.

This month we are mourning the loss of much valued SPRA member, scholar and gentleman Charlie Geddes.

A presentation and demonstration of B♻SS (Bafflle Oscillating Separation System), a novel separation system for plastics.

Corporate Members

Technical Info from SPRA

  • Materials Thermoplastics, Thermosets, Elastomers, Additives.
  • Processes Moulding, Extrusion, Thermoforming, Ancillaries.
  • Design Product, Mould, CAE, Testing.
  • Applications Healthcare, Packaging, Electronics, Other Markets.
  • Environment Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Legislation, Energy.
  • Business Issues Network, Seminars, Competitiveness, Innovation, Regulation.