FoAM-BUILD To Attend Ecobuild 2017 For Second Year Running

Ecobuild 2017

Due to the success of Ecobuild 2016, the FoAM-BUILD project is planning to attend Ecobuild 2017.

Discussions are currently underway regarding stand booking for this event which will take place from 7th to 9th March at ExCeL in London.  As a response to the number of enquiries at this year’s show, this event will be an opportunity to showcase the latest results achieved in the project.

FoAM-BUILD project to be presented at ISOBIO Workshop (Sept 2016)

 Smithers Rapra has been invited to take part in a workshop on bio-based insulations materials by ISOBIO.

The workshop “Environmental and LCA Considerations in the Production of Bio-based insulation” will be held at the University of Bath on Wednesday 14th September 2016.

The ISOBIO project aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders and bring them into mainstream use to create more energy efficient buildings.  The objective is to deliver products with at least a 50% reduction in embodied energy and CO2 emissions at component level, a 20% improvement in insulation properties and a 30% reduction in life cycle costs.

During the workshop the project partners will share their experiences, present their project’s approach and the first 18 month’s results as well as discuss and gather feedback on the innovative products under development.

Soroosh Bagheriasl will represent the FoAM-BUILD project on behalf of Smithers Rapra.

Press Packs Handed Out at Plastics Event in Shropshire (June 2016)

A number of press packs were on display at the PDM event in Telford, Shropshire, UK.

PDM3Packs were handed out from the Smithers Rapra stand during this two day event which took place on 14th and 15th June 2016.

PDM which is the leading exhibition and conference for the plastics industry attracted specialists from design and manufacturing, brand owners from the packaging, automotive, medical and consumer good sectors, waste management companies and local authorities.

A series of conference sessions took place on a range of subjects such as injection moulding, design and industry innovation as well as a focus on plastics recycling.

Success at Ecobuild for FoAM-BUILD (March 2016)

DSC01673Ecobuild proved to be a successful event for the FoAM-BUILD project recently.  The three day event for sustainable construction which was held at ExCeL in London on 8th to 10th March was attended by around 40,000 visitors.

FoAM-BUILD was part of a special pavilion set up for a selection of AMANAC projects for new products and innovation.

A number of people visited the FoAM-BUILD booth and expressed interest in the project and its potential outcome.  In addition to visitors asking to be included on the project’s mailing list, press packs and other project literature were handed out and the poster and pull up banner were on display.


Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Holds Open Day (October 2015)

Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira opened its doors on 29th October for an Open Day on ‘Innovation in Plastics and Rubber’.

DSC01654The event was a great success with around 35 people attending from a range of industries.

During the day a number of briefings took place.  These covered subjects such as: ‘Innovation through collaboration’, ‘Benefits of an innovation partnership’ and ‘Future trends in plastic innovation’ and details of the FoAM-BUILD project were included in a presentation used for one of these briefings.

A tour of the various laboratories at Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira took place and delegates were also given the opportunity to network with other attendees and Smithers Rapra personnel over lunch.


A selection of FoAM-BUILD dissemination material was on display which included a pull up banner, posters, leaflets, postcards and press packs containing a range of material were handed out to delegates on departure.  The project video was also available to watch on a digital TV screen.