The SPRA provides a platform for discussion on topics of mutual benefit to members in the form of technical and business meetings, seminars, newsletters and a website. The SPRA also organises social functions for members to allow them to relax in the company of professionals with similar outlook, away from the stresses of the workplace. Members are encouraged to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), to participate in the activities of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and form links with other groups with similar interests.
The SPRA aims to support the plastics and rubber industry by helping to lead the next generation of plastics. Acting as a network base for government, manufacturers, teachers, students and associations with the same interests in plastics and rubber, the SPRA is a centre point. Through a range of seminars and annual events, the SPRA educate, share experience and network to pass on knowledge and address political issues surrounding the plastics industry
Upcoming IOM3 events
International conference discussing and addressing the benefits and challenges of using elastomers in innovative, advanced and emerging technologies.Edinburgh
6th International Creep & Fracture Conference
Bringing together engineers and scientists from around the world to present and discuss research and developments in all aspects of creep behaviour of high temperature industrial materials and components.Edinburgh
Abstract deadline: 30 April 2023. Returning to an in-person event in 2024, the world's leading forum on PVC will provide a roadmap to a sustainable future.Edinburgh