Smithers companies announce their 2016 sponsorship for ARPM

Smithers companies announce their 2016 partnership with the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) for a second consecutive year.

Recently, Smithers Rapra and its sister company, Smithers Quality Assessments announced their 2016 sponsorship of the Association of Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM).  As a global leader in rubber, plastics and composites testing, Smithers Rapra is an ideal partner to serve APRM’s members who span various industry sectors. Smithers Quality Assessments also looks to do more to serve the needs of the association’s members by offering expertise in quality management system certification.

Executive director of ARPM, Troy Nix says, “[We] are excited to have Smithers Rapra as an official sponsor again with its expert testing services available as an added membership benefit. Testing for rubber materials and products is a key service for our members.”

The sponsorship provides additional benefits related to Smithers services for ARPM members. Some include:

  • Discounted testing services for new Smithers Rapra clients*
  • Promotional and discounted pricing for “new” ISO certificates** and unaccredited audit services for Smithers Quality Assessments clients                                                                    

For more information on membership with ARPM, please visit

*Includes ARPM members who have not purchased services from Smithers Rapra in the last 3 years.**Includes discounted pricing for ARPM members the first year on “new” or “transferred” certificates.