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Course Overview This 2-day course has been developed to support people with little or no knowledge of plastics (whether newcomers or those with no previous formal training) working in plastics manufacturing or downstream industries and will introduce participants to the fundamentals of plastics technology. Course Content Basic polymer science ? The structure of plastics (thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics) relative to properties and processing: characterisation tests Plastics materials: properties ?The physical and chemical properties of commodity and engineering thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics, compared with other materials: Additives: The function of additives: stabilisers; plasticizers; fillers; flame retardants; pigments and others, together with the major suppliers Applications: the plastics used for packaging, construction, household, automotive, electrical and electronic, agriculture and other sectors Processing ? The principles of processes for thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics: thermoplastics: injection, blow and rotational moulding; extrusion: film; pipe; profile; wire and cable; coating; thermoforming: other processes: calendering; dip coating: thermosetting plastics : compression and injection moulding; foam processes; fibre reinforced plastics processes and others. Plastics and the environment : recycling; ecology; legislation Future developments: new materials and processes. Course Objectives The objective of this course is to give participants sufficient understanding of plastics technology to be able to communicate effectively and confidently with industry colleagues, customers and suppliers. The course will also provide a basis for further training in more detailed aspects of plastics technology.

Course Overview This 2-day course has been developed to support people with little or no knowledge of plastics (whether newcomers or those with no previous formal training) working in plastics manufacturing or downstream industries and will introduce participants to the fundamentals of plastics technology. Course Content Basic polymer science ? The structure of plastics (thermoplastics and...

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