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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

Adhesives, Composites and Their Myriads of Uses

Barrie Hayes gave a wide-ranging presentation on the applications, advantages and properties of the many different types of adhesives and composites in use today.

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Dates Set for 2015 Polymer Study Tours

2015 dates have been set for this popular FREE 4 day residential CPD course for 11 to 19 teachers of Science and Design Technology.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Edinburgh Napier University BEng Polymer Engineering graduates, 2014.

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Doctor of Philosophy for Taking the Rough with the Smooth

Study of mould surface effects leads to award of PhD.

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Interplas 2014

Several SPRA Corporate Members were exhibiting at Interplas 2014, held at the NEC, Birmingham from 30 September to 02 October 2014.

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Corporate Members

Events Diary

Materials - CANCELLED

26 November 2014
Edinburgh Napier University

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Injection Moulding

05 February 2015
Edinburgh Napier University

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SPRA Annual Dinner Dance 2015

06 March 2015
Glasgow Crowne Plaza Hotel

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Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

19 March 2015
Edinburgh Napier University

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RW Thomson Lecture

01 April 2015
St. John's Drive, Dunfermline, KY12 7TU

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Polymer Study Tour 2015

21 June 2015
Edinburgh Napier University

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Thermoplastic Composites

22 June 2015
Edinburgh Napier University

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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.