Smithers Rapra

A global, independent plastics, rubber and composite consultancy. Provides comprehensive consultancy, testing, analysis and information services for the polymer industry and industries that use plastics and rubber in any component, product or production process.

Shrewsbury, SY4 4NR GB

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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.

New book: Engineering adhesives
Smithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of a new title in its “Update” series, Update on Engineering and Structural Adhesives.

News Briefs: June 8, 2010
AOC promotes Lindberg, Marber; Composites One to distribute Zyvex materials; MAG endows engineering chair at Chinese university; Park wins Northrop Grumman supplier award, Smithers Rapra joins European natural fibers consortium.

News briefs -- Dec. 23, 2008
Beacon receives $4.4 million for flywheel manufacturing; Cirrus names Brent Wouters CEO; Laser Design Inc. announces nationwide distribution agreement with the Wenzel-Xspect USA; Sandia Labs team develops "colossal" carbon tubes; Smithers Rapra offers free workshop to cover conductive polymers; Redelease joins Brazilian composites recycling program; R.J. Marshall forms partnership with Astra Minerals; Rainwater Holdings acquires Ultracor.

Smithers Rapra issues REACH alert
Statement attempts to clear up misconceptions and misunderstandings of REACH polymer registration requirements.

Smithers Rapra reorganizes
Information business will be moved under a new group called iSmithers, headed by Carole Lee.

Adhesives report
Rapra Technology (Shropshire, U.K.) has published a new Rapra Review Report entitled Engineering and Structural Adhesives. Compiled by D.J. Dunn, the report contains an overview of common types of structural adhesives (anaerobic, epoxy, reactive acrylic, polyurethane and cyanoacrylate) and their uses, together with a

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