Training Courses

Smithers Rapra produces short training courses, seminars and training programmes on plastics, rubber materials and processing technology.

We offer an extended range of courses covering polymeric materials and technology to provide support for product developers and manufacturers across all industry sectors. Our courses have developed from our experience in industrial problem solving and are delivered by experts who understand the problems, cost and time constraints faced by people working in industry.

You can access this expertise as open classroom-style training or tailored in-company courses.

Short Courses

Face to face learning in a classroom environment, one or two day courses held at Smithers Rapra’s European headquarters, Shropshire, UK

See all short courses listed below

In-Company Training

Tailored content that can be personalised to your company needs along with the additional onsite consultancy support.

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Course Schedule

Plastics Materials and Products                               

Price (£): 660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 4th - Thurs 5th October 

Course Duration: 2 Days

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Introduction to Plastics and Rubber Materials in Medical Devices

Price (£): 660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 8th - Thurs 9th November

Course Duration: 2 days  

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Exploring Plastics Extrusion

Price (£): 660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire UK

Course Dates:
Weds 25th - Thurs 26th October

Course Duration: 2 Days 

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Plastics Injection Moulding Technology - What Moulders and Designers Need to Know

Price (£): 660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 18th - Thurs 19th October

Course Duration: 2 Days

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Improving Profitability in Injection Moulding

Price (£): 495
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 1st November 

Course Duration: 1 Day

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Introduction to Packaging Using Multilayer Plastic Materials - Sheet and Film Applications

Price (£): 495
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 20th September

Course Duration: 1 Day

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Introduction to Silicone Elastomers

Price (£): 495
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates: 
2018 coming soon

Course Duration: 1 Day:

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Introduction to Rubber Technology

Price (£): 660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 6th - Thurs 7th December

Course Duration: 2 Days

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Polyurethanes: An introduction - Science, Applications, Technology

Price (£): 660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 11th - Thurs 12th October

Course Duration: 2 Days

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Introduction to Food Contact Materials - Products, Regulations and Testing

Price (£): 660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Course Dates:
Weds 22nd - Thurs 23rd November

Course Duration: 2 Days

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Introduction to Plastics Materials Technical Datasheets

Price (£): £660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Dates:
Weds 29th - Thurs 30th November

Course Duration: 2 Days

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A Practitioner’s Approach to Polyurethane 

Price (£): £660
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, UK

Dates:
Weds 15th - Thurs 16th November

Course Duration: 2 Days

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Smithers Essentials: E&L Fundamentals

Price ($): $949
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, US

Course Dates:
Tues 17th - Weds 18th October

Course Duration: 2 Days

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Smithers Essentials: Tire Modeling

Price ($): $949
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, US

Course Dates:
Tues 26th - Weds 27th September

Course Duration: 2 Days

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