Smithers Rapra


Smithers Rapra is recognised as a world leader in rubber, plastics and composites expertise, delivering trusted solutions by integrating science, technology and business expertise.

Established for over 90 years, we are innovative in adding value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products. Our comprehensive and independent service includes consultancy, testing, analysis, and processing for the polymer industry and industries using plastics and rubber in any component, product or production process.

These services are complemented by an extensive range of publications and conferences on all aspects of rubbers, plastics and polymer-based composite materials. We are also producers of the Polymer Library - the largest dedicated resource of polymer information in the world, with around 1,000,000 abstracts.


  • Polymers
  • Plastics
  • Rubbers
  • Composite Materials
  • Consultancy
  • Processing / Specialised Manufacturing
  • Material and Product Chemical Analysis
  • Physical and Mechanical Testing
  • Polymer Characterisation
  • Expert Training

Smithers Rapra,  Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NR
Tel 01939 250383


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