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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

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

The ever popular Polymer Study Tours will return in Summer 2016.

Professor Averil Macdonald delivered her inspirational Fantastic Plastic lecture to over 1200 school pupils and teachers over 2 days in September.

Ralph McNeill, of 3D Print Works, gave an interesting presentation on Additive Manufacture at the March SPRA technical meeting.

SPRA on Facebook and Twitter......

Corporate Members

Events Diary

SPRA Annual Dinner Dance 2016

04 March 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow

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RW Thompson Lecture 2016

12 April 2016
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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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.