A programme covering aspects of rubber in recycling, processing and testing will feature at Manchester Polymer Group’s upcoming seminar in May 2017. Read more


David Hughes

Teeside University Press

Teeside University in Middlesborough will host a new series of professional development courses in conjunction with the Rubber and Plastics Research Association. Read more

Industry News

The Rubber & Plastics Research Association (RAPRA) has been acquired by privately run peer group, Made in the Midlands, in what has been described as a “historic deal” for the UK manufacturing industry. Read more

Industry News

How competent is your workforce?

In the third instalment of our series focusing on skills and training, John Savage of the National Fluid Power Centre discusses the importance of ensuring that skills and knowledge obtained through training courses are being applied proficiently. Read more

26 Aug 2016 12:13 Guest Blog

Rubber Training – A ‘Black Art?’

In the second of our series focusing on skills and training, Martyn Bennett of ARTIS discusses the unique needs of the UK’s rubber industry and how as an organisation it has taken a hands-on approach to offer companies training in this field. Read more

4 May 2016 14:00 Guest Blog

Independent industry association, RAPRA, is asking the UK’s plastics and rubber businesses to challenge it to find a solution to their training and skills needs. Read more

Industry News