British Society of Rheology
-The Society was founded as an informal British Rheologists'
Club in 1940 and has as its objectives the promotion of
science and dissemination of knowledge in the areas of pure
and applied rheology. It has expanded greatly since then
and has reached over 600 members, of whom about one third
lie outside the U.K. and distributed widely throughout the
Polymer Technology Ltd - provide consultancy,
testing and analysis services to material suppliers, converters
and all end user sectors. Based in the UK the company offers
expert advice & testing on all aspects of polymer technology;
from material formulation, design for long term durability
and polymer processing. We can provide support all the way
from concept through to recycling.
Limited is the leading not for profit research
organisation for companies in manufacturing, processing
or end use who are involved in polymers. Founded in 1919
RAPRA offers impartial and independent support to members
and non-members involved in all kinds of polymer related
R&D from a range of world class preferred service providers.
- is the UK's leading rubber testing & consultancy laboratory.
Artis provides a wide spectrum of industrial support ranging
from optimising customer compound formulations to providing
problem solving services (root cause validation to solution
implementation), through to expert witness legal support
& rubber technology training courses. There is also
a materials analysis service offering bench marking and
reverse engineering together with both conventional &
electron microscopy facilities.
- offer Contract Research for assistance and advice on materials'
development and characterisation of mechanical and thermal
properties over a wide temperature range and in controlled
environments, for example air, nitrogen, fluid immersion
and varying relative humidity. The expertise of Lacerta
personnel is renowned throughout the thermal sciences business.
Lacerta personnel are particularly well able to advise and
support those users of Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis
and Dielectric Thermal Analysis. We provide in depth support
and knowledge of Triton/Lacerta Technology, Perkin Elmer
and Mettler Toledo DMA/DETA equipment.
Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association is
an independent society catering for the needs of individual
professional members and Corporate Member companies and
organisations. The primary aim of the SPRA is ‘to
promote the advancement of plastics, rubbers and related
materials through education and training in the science,
engineering and design associated with the manufacture,
conversion and end-use of polymeric materials’. The
SPRA provides a forum for the plastics, rubber and general
polymer community in Scotland through the provision of technical
meetings, support for polymer education and social activities.
Telford Polymer Association - The TPA
is an association of people involved in the Plastics and
Rubber industry mainly in Shropshire, but with significant
numbers in surrounding areas.
Control Systems Ltd - MCS,
formerly Porpoise, has over 38 years of specialist experience
in rheometer design and manufacture, polymer manufacturing
control and On-Line/At-line MFI measurement.
Consulting & Analytical Services
- Working in collaboration with ISO 17025 accredited laboratories
and other specialists, Sidwell Consulting and Analytical
Sevices provides support to global industries in the following
main areas: Regulatory
approval testing and certification of food contact materials.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) petitions and US FDA
food contact material notifications (FCNs). Extractable
and leachable studies on medical materials. Detailed analysis
and characterisation of polymeric materials including plastics,
elastomeric materials, packaging, coatings and thermosets.
Examination of material failures (cracking, contaminants,
premature degradation, adhesion and bonding problems etc.)
and Biodegradable materials.
- Polymatrix is a new name on the polymer scene. It was
set up in 2008 with the aim of providing innovations which
can help processors and users get the best out of polymers.The
principals of Polymatrix have many years' experience of
problem solving with polymer systems and have recognised
a number of needs that have so far not been met. One is
for adequate process control with polymer formulations which
start their lives as liquids. The technology may look simple,
but process control is a quite a challenge.
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