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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

Marine Pollution: Plastics Pellets in the Firth of Forth

Plastics pellets continue to be washed up on the shores of the Firth of Forth. Cathy Sexton, Project Manager at FIDRA, looks at the problem from the perspective of an environmental group.

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SPRA Honorary Secretary Retires

Charlie Geddes, who has retired as SPRA Honorary Secretary after 14 years in the post, looks back at some of the SPRA achievements during that period.

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Chinaplas 2014, Shanghai

Chinaplas, Asia’s No. 1 Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair is rapidly catching up on K, the international Trade Fair held in Dusseldorf.

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The 2014 SPRA AGM recorded another successful year for the Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association.

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Moulding 4 Success

Andy Barnard, Solutions 4 Polymers Ltd, explained how real life injection moulding problems stem from poor practices and showed how to avoid common mistakes.

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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.