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Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association

Fantastic Plastic Tour of Scotland 2017

This now annual event organised by the Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association (SPRA) saw Professor Averil Macdonald deliver her inspirational lecture demonstration to a total audience of 1700 school pupils and their teachers with 5 performances at 3 universities over 3 days.  Special thanks are due to the sponsors including: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3); Worshipful Company of Horners; Edinburgh Napier University; University of Aberdeen; and University of Glasgow.
This was the 9th year Fantastic Plastic has been hosted by Edinburgh Napier University and the 1st time at University of Glasgow.  2018 will be the 10th year and the challenge is to reach or exceed 2018 pupils attending either by increasing attendance at this year's venues or by increasing the number of venues.

Anyone interesting in hosting and/or sponsoring a Fantastic Plastic lecture in 2018 should contact SPRA Education Officer, Colin Hindle [c.hindle@napier.ac.uk]

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Events Diary

Annual R W Thomson Lecture

15 November 2017
Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

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Engineering thermoplastic materials in medical devices

05 December 2017
Room B2, Merchiston Campus, 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.