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  • Plastic Product Design

    Plastic Product Design

    This 2-day course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for those new to the subject. The course would also benefit those who wish to extend their existing knowledge of plastic product design or who are working in a polymer product design related area.

  • Exploring Plastics Extrusion

    Exploring Plastics Extrusion

    Participants will gain an appreciation of the whole extrusion process enabling them to optimize their processes, troubleshoot and avoid problems. Please note: This course will concentrate on the single screw extrusion process, both within the extruder and downstream. Areas such as compounding (single and twin screw) rheology; pipe extrusion, film; sheet; cable and PVC profiles will be addressed in short modules.

  • Plastics Injection Moulding Technology - Theory and Practice

    Plastics Injection Moulding Technology - Theory and Practice

    A thorough appreciation of the injection moulding process is important for product designer/developers and moulding production manager/supervisors as well as people involved in quality control/assurance and technical service. Each will benefit from a broader and deeper understanding of the whole process and how product design and material choices affect the process and cost of production. Common moulding faults can be identified and avoided and good...

  • Plastics Injection Mould Design

    Plastics Injection Mould Design

    An awareness of the technicalities of mould design will improve communications between product designers and mould designers and reduce costly errors and delays.

  • Plastics Materials and Products

    Plastics Materials and Products

    This course concentrates on developing better understanding of plastics materials and processing,therefore avoiding the common causes of product failure as a result of lack of material knowledge (it is designs that fail not the material).   Engineers will be happy to note that the course does not dwell on the chemical structure or synthesis of plastics.

  • Co Extrusion and Multilayer Structures - Pipe & Blow Moulding Applications

    Co Extrusion and Multilayer Structures - Pipe & Blow Moulding Applications

    Products containing multiple layers of polymers are becoming more common especially in applications where barrier properties; strength; weight or cost are an issue. These courses will look at the wide range of properties that can be obtained, the production processes to achieve them and the practical extrusion technologies used.  Each of the two courses on Co-Extrusion and Multilayer Structures will have the same core subjects but will then...

  • Co-Extrusion & Multilayer Structures - Sheet & Film Applications

    Co-Extrusion & Multilayer Structures - Sheet & Film Applications

    Products containing multiple layers of polymers are becoming more common especially in applications where barrier properties; strength; weight or cost are an issue. This course will look at the wide range of properties that can be obtained, the production processes to achieve them and the practical extrusion technologies used. Each of the two courses on Co-Extrusion and Multilayer Structures will have the same core subjects but will then concentrate on...

  • Introduction to Rubber Technology

    Introduction to Rubber Technology

    The course will provide a sound introduction to rubber materials and their properties. It covers the fundamental aspects of rubber technology in a logical manner, from Material Selection, Compounding, Vulcanisation, Processing (conversion of raw materials into finished products), through to Mechanical Properties, Environmental Resistance, Testing and Specifications, Evaluation of product failure and finally interactive case study exercises.

  • Understanding Silicone Elastomers

    Understanding Silicone Elastomers

    The properties and processing of silicone elastomers are often very different from other elastomers. This course is structured to provide an understanding and overview of the main types of silicone rubber currently available and will give a comparison of chemical structure; manufacturers; grades; properties; compounding; processing and applications between each type. Enough basic polymer science is included to understand these topics, and extensive use...

  • Understanding the Principles of Rubber Bonding

    Understanding the Principles of Rubber Bonding

    All too often the bond between rubber and substrate in a component fails during service. In order to achieve the best possible bonds between rubber and various substrates and to give the product long service life, no single method can be used in all situations. The rubber type and compound, substrate and preparation, processing and application method, part design and service environment all affect the bond strength. This course is designed to provide an...

  • Understanding Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

    Understanding Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)

    The selection of the right TPE for a particular application can be difficult, with a wide range of materials to choose from. The move from vulcanised rubber or thermoplastic to TPE can also be a difficult decision in the first place. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the main types of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) available and will give a comparison of chemical structure; manufacturers; grades; properties; compounding; processsing...

  • Polyurethanes: An introduction - Science, Applications, Technology

    Polyurethanes: An introduction - Science, Applications, Technology

    This course will provide a simplified explanation of the manufacture of polyurethanes; the generic chemistry by which they are all formed and how additives are used to achieve the modifications that give us the wide range of properties that make these materials so versatile. The unique structure of the polyurethanes supply chain will also be explained in relation to the process stage and application. The course is intended as an introduction for people...

  • Introduction to Extractables & Leachables Testing

    Introduction to Extractables & Leachables Testing

    This course will give participants an understanding of how polymeric materials are used in pharmaceutical products and how additives and other materials related to those polymers i.e. the extractables and leachables, may be of concern or risk to the patient. The course will also cover the regulatory aspects and requirements relating to E & L, and will highlight some of the guidelines developed to assist medical companies in defining strategy and...

  • An Introduction to Protecting Innovation Using Patents

    An Introduction to Protecting Innovation Using Patents

    A patent is an intellectual property right (IPR) which protects an invention. A patent can provide a legally enforceable monopoly over a new product or process for up to 20 years. Thus it is potentially of enormous value to your business. A patent owned by a competitor can pose a threat to exploitation of new products or processes developed by your company. Companies face many hurdles in identifying inventions that they have developed obtaining patents...