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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.