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.