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Rapra Technology Ltd
Formerly the Rubber and Plastics Research Association (RAPRA)

Updated 14 June, 2005

Rapra is a major publisher of technical and market information on plastics, rubbers and polymer-based composites ....

Our publishing team combines in-house expertise and information with the knowledge of industry experts to produce a wide range of publications covering polymer science, practical processing technology, and the properties and applications of polymeric materials: technical handbooks and reports, market reports, journals, conference proceedings. Titles may be browsed at, and our catalogue is also available to download from the website (please contact me to request a print copy). We also offer a free publications update service, simply register through the website.

Rapra also compiles the Polymer Library, the largest online database of polymer literature in the world. It contains abstracts (summaries) of journal papers, conference papers, books, standards, reports, company literature etc. covering the technical, commercial and economic aspects of anything relevant to rubber, plastics, polymer composites and adhesives.  This key resource can be found at An annual site license subscription will provide unlimited access to anybody within a specified IP range, to the full 875,000 records.

Dr. Sarah J. Ward
Publications Sales & Marketing Manager
Rapra Technology Ltd
Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4NR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1939 250383 (switchboard)
       +44 (0)1939 252428 (direct line and voicemail)
Fax: +44 (0)1939 251118

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