About Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra is a world leader in rubber and plastics expertise, providing a range of services for the rubber, plastics and polymer industries.

Testing and Analytical services

Our ISO 17025 accredited laboratories are well-equipped to assist with a comprehensive range of elastomer testing requirements, from concept to product launch.

Expert Support

Supported by our testing facilities, our experts provide full service support for the rubber, plastics and polymer industries. From assistance with manufacturing techniques or suggestions for processing improvements, to failure diagnosis and resolution, our experts provide valuable and actionable insight for your project. 

Conferences, Training, Publications and Market Reports

Smithers Rapra serves the global academic and industrial market with polymer, chemical, pharmaceutical, ecotoxicology and life-science related knowledge and information products and events. These include a wide range of technology and market-based  journals and books, market reports, national and international  conferences,  polymer technology training courses and electronic web and database products. 


Smithers Rapra encompasses what was previously Smithers Rapra Technologies, established in the United Kingdom in 1919 and Smithers Scientific Services, established in the United States in 1925. 

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