Smithers Rapra

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The Smithers Group


As Seen In CompositesWorld

Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe
For this Dutch consortium, bringing the manufacturability of thermoplastic materials to maturity is the goal in concert with OEMs, materials and equipment supplier members.

Thermoplastic composites: European consortia, galore!
In addition to the Thermoplastic Composites Research Center (TPRC, Enschede, The Netherlands) — see our article focused on TPRC, titled "Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe" under "Editor's Picks, at top right — there are many other European consortia, comprising private industry, university and government entities, which share the goals of exploring composites materials and methods for manufacturing them, including those with thermoplastic matrices. Here's a sampling.

Product Categories of Smithers Rapra

CAD/CAM/CAE design
Consulting, business development/acquisition
Consulting, environmental
Consulting, health and safety
Consulting, materials
Consulting, other
Consulting, process development
Consulting, procurement/purchasing/specification
Expert witness
Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
Materials analysis
Other services
Product design
Regulatory compliance
Testing, environmental
Testing, health and safety
Testing, materials
Testing, product
Testing, structural