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Industrial Training Courses

Industrial Training Links

With extensive industrial experience, staff in the Centre can provide a range of polymer related training courses to industry including the following which can be tailored to meet particular requirements:  

  • Materials Appreciation:               Introduction to polymer materials;
                                                    Introduction to rheology of polymer melts.

  • Polymer Processing:                  Single screw extrusion;
                                                    Twin screw extrusion and compounding;
                                                    Blown film extrusion;
                                                    Tube and pipe extrusion;
                                                    Multilayer extrusion of film and sheet;
                                                    Profile extrusion;
                                                    Sheet extrusion and thermoforming;
                                                    Calendering;
                                                    Rotational moulding;
                                                    Injection moulding.
     
  • Analysis & Testing:                   Tensile and flexural analysis;
                                                    Impact analysis;
                                                    Thermal analysis (DSC, TMA)
                                                    Spectroscopy (FTIR);
                                                    Rheometry;
                                                    Permeation analysis (O2, H2O);
                                                    Surface characterisation (energy, friction).

The Centre can also provide courses tailored to particular applications and case studies including:

  • Monolayer and multilayer flexible film products for food packaging;
  • Film and sheet for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging applications;
  • Film extrusion for textile applications;
  • Tube extrusion for medical device applications;
  • Multilayer tubing for automotive applications;
  • Polymer nanocomposites;
  • Polymer wood composite.

Please contact us for further detailed information on course content to enquire about bespoke training programmes.

 

Contact Information

Polymer Processing Research Centre
Queen's University Belfast
Ashby Building
Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5AH

Tel: 028 90974700
Fax: 028 90660631

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