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Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association

Links

By following the links below you can access websites relevant to the production, conversion and application of plastics and rubber materials.

Information Databases

www.bpf.co.uk/Plastipedia The Web's Largest Plastics Encyclopedia
www.prw.com Plastics & Rubber Weekly
www.britishplastics.co.uk British Plastics & Rubber online
www.plasticsnet.com Data on commercial plastics (USA)
www.matweb.com Data on 16000 materials
www.businessmagnet.co.uk Business to Business Directory
www.campusplastics.com Property, processing and source data on grades of commercial plastics (European)
www.grantadesign.com Material selection software and data
www.ides.com Material selection software and data
www.ptonline.com Plastics Technology Materials, machinery, tradenames (N America)
www.plastics.com Materials, machinery, tradenames (N America)
www.applegate.co.uk Company directory (Applegate)
www.environment-agency.gov.uk/netregs Environmental regulations for SMEs

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Organisations

www.iom3.org Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
www.bpf.co.uk British Plastics Federation
www.rapra.net Rapra Technology, abstracts , consultancy
https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/materialsktn Materials Knowledge Transfer Network
https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/polymers Materials Knowledge Transfer Network; Polymer Group
www.plasticseurope.org Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe
www.4spe.org Society of Plastics Engineers
www.socplas.org Society of Plastics Industry (USA)
www.pira.co.uk Pira International, (packaging & printing)
www.pera.com PERA, polymers & composites consultancy
www.plasteurope.com Information platform for the European plastics industry
www.manchesterpolymergroup.com Manchester Polymer Group
www.dur.ac.uk/northeast.polymers North East Polymer Association
www.the-tpa.org.uk Telford Polymer Association
www.plastiquarian.com Plastics Historical Society
www.gtma.co.uk Gauge & Tool Makers Association
www.scottish-enterprise.com Scottish Enterprise
www.ecvm.org European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers
www.euromap.org Technical specs on processing machinery
www.listgrove.com Listgrove Ltd, recruitment consultants
www.iod.co.uk Institute of Directors
www.mining-scotland.org The Mining Institute of Scotland
www.patent.gov.uk British Patents Office
www.patents.ibm.com/ibm.html USA Patents
www.sepa.org.uk Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
www.scottishmetals.org Scottish Association for Metals
www.scotland.gov.uk The Scottish Government
www.scottish-enterprise.com/microsites/chemical-sciences-scotland.aspx Chemical Sciences Scotland
www.scottishmas.com Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service
www.competitivescotland.com CompetitiveScotland.com
www.edtc.org.uk Electronic Design Support Centre in Scotland
www.myworldofwork.co.uk Skills Development Scotland
www.engineeringscotland.org Federation of Engineering Societies in Scotland
www.innovationcentre.org Innovative technology opportunities

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Polymer Suppliers

www.sabic-ip.com Sabic IP; engineering thermoplastics
www.dupont.com DuPont
www.basf.de BASF
www.ticona.co.uk Ticona (UK); engineering thermoplastics
www.ineospolyolefins.com INEOS Polyolefins, Grangemouth
www.victrex.com Victrex PEEK
www.ciba-araldite.com Ciba Geigy epoxy resins
www.hardiepolymers.co.uk Polymer materials distributor
www.vinnolit.de Vinnolit (PVC)
www.dsm.nl DSM Ltd (thermoplastics and rubbers)
www.aestpe.com Advanced Elastomer Systems (TPE)
www.ineos.com/con_sty.html INEOS Styrene polymers
www.polymerhouse.com small or large batch engineering and commodity polymers
www.distrupol.com Distributor of thermoplastics and elastomers
www.plastribution.co.uk Distributor of thermoplastic raw materials

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Machinery, Ancillaries, Services

www.arburg.co.uk Injection Moulding machines from Arburg  
www.demag-hamilton.com Injection Moulding machines from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK  
www.billion.fr Injection Moulding machines from Billion  
www.engel.at Injection Moulding machines from Engel  
www.ferromatik.com Injection Moulding Machines and Processing Equipment from Ferromatik UK  
www.netstal.com Injection Moulding machines from Netstal  
www.kraussmaffei.co.uk Injection Moulding, extrusion and reactive processing machines from Krauss Maffei  
www.wittmann.co.uk materials handling and automation  
www.davis-standard.com Extruders  
www.moldflow.com Flow analysis & simulation for injection moulding  
www.imtechdesign.com Flow analysis consultancy  
www.zwick.co.uk Test equipment from Zwick Roell  
www.rosand.com Test equipment  
www.fire-testing.com Fire test instrumentation  
www.impact-solutions.co.uk Test laboratory for drums, pipes, etc from Impact Solutions  
www.ktechplastics.co.uk ancillary equipment for injection moulding, extrusion and blow moulding  
www.mactec-uk.com consultancy: product development; technology transfer  
www.summitsystems.co.uk ancillary process machinery from Summit Systems  
www.shore-design.co.uk product design consultancy: Shore Design  

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Products

www.arburg.co.uk Arburg Ltd plastics machinery
www.balmoral-group.com Balmoral Tanks tanks
www.billion.fr Billion (UK) plastics machinery
www.caledonian-group.co.uk Caledonian Industries packaging, fabrication
www.carclo-ctp.co.uk Carclo trade mouldings
www.hoover.co.uk Hoover Floorcare floorcare products
www.plastechgroup.com Plastech Group packaging, mouldings
www.polaroideyewear.com Polaroid Eyewear sunglasses
www.rosti.com Rosti (Scotland) trade mouldings
www.vascutek.com Vascutek medical products
www.vtsroyalite.co.uk VTS Royalite thermoplastic sheet|
www.zwick.com Zwick Roell testing equipment
www.engelglobal.com Engel UK plastics machinery
www.hardiepolymers.co.uk Hardie Polymers polymer materials
www.daysoft.co.uk Daysoft contact lenses
www.sarcostopper.com Sarco Stopper pipeline stopping
www.pwhall.co.uk P W Hall colour concentrates
www.safeglass.co.uk Safeglass (Europe) breakglass products
www.plastribution.co.uk Plastribution Ltd polymer materials
www.regalrubber.co.uk Regal Rubber Partnership rubber rollers

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Education and Training

www.napier.ac.uk Edinburgh Napier University
www.cogent-ssc.com Sector Skills Council for the polymer industry
www.impact-solutions.co.uk innovation consultancy
www.s4pltd.co.uk technical training & support, Solutions4Polymers

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Corporate Members

Events Diary

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.