Rapra Technology is the leading independent, international organisation with over 80 years' experience of providing technology, information and consultancy on all aspects of plastics, rubbers and polymer-based composites. A key part of this activity is our role as a major publisher of technical and market information on these materials. With a worldwide readership in industry and academia, Rapra publications encompass polymer science, practical processing technology, and properties and applications of polymeric materials.

There are a number of reasons why we believe you should consider publishing with Smithers Rapra:

  • We offer competitive royalty rates and rapid publication.
  • We have in-house editors with expertise in polymers and the ability to call upon the knowledge of other experts within Rapra.
  • We can offer you access to the information services available from Rapra, including the Polymer Library, the world’s largest database of information specifically concerning rubber, plastics and polymer-based composites.
  • We have a well-established, international, industrial and academic customer base, and a long-standing reputation as the leading supplier of polymer information

Authors are invited to submit publishing proposals or papers for consideration. Please provide as much information as possible and we will respond promptly.

Details of all Rapra publications may be found in our current publications catalogue and include:

Rapra Handbooks: Basic technologies and practical implications of the use of plastics and rubbers, describing real properties and applications. Commissioning Editor: Helene Chavaroche HChavaroche@smithers.com

Rapra Journals: Original articles from international researchers at the leading edge of the science, technology and commercial applications of rubbers and plastics. Commissioning Editor: Kate Evans kmevans@smithers.com

Rapra Practical Guides: Practical comment on working with materials, their properties and in-service performance, and processing issues. Commissioning Editor: Helene Chavaroche HChavaroche@smithers.com