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Smithers Pira Company Profile

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains.

Smithers Pira was originally established in 1930 as PIRA, the initials standing for Printing Industry Research Association. The aim of the organisation was to be "a technical research bureau for the pooling of technical information and to conduct scientific investigation of technical problems" fo...

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Smithers Pira was originally established in 1930 as PIRA, the initials standing for Printing Industry Research Association. The aim of the organisation was to be "a technical research bureau for the pooling of technical information and to conduct scientific investigation of technical problems" for the printing industry.

In 1936, PIRA became a grant-aided research association supported by the equivalent of the Department of Trade and Industry - the DSIR. The organisation was also renamed PATRA - Printing and Allied Trades Research Association. A new packaging division was formed in 1943 following work to look into the problem of service equipment arriving...

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Smithers Pira

T: 207-781-9800
F: 207-781-2150

Address
19 Northbrook Drive
Portland, ME
04105
United States
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Smithers Pira

T: 207-781-9800
F: 207-781-2150

Address
19 Northbrook Drive
Portland, ME
04105
United States
View map

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