About the course:

This course introduces operators, technicians and maintenance personnel to a number of

repetitious manufacturing processes used in moulding polymers into useful finished products.

Target group:

This course is suitable for people who interact with plastic processing equipment at their work

stations including operators, technicians, engineers or any other maintenance personnel.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion, participants are able to:

a. Understand the working of polymer materials

b. Differentiate between Thermosetting and Thermoplastics listing examples in each


c. Describe various processes used in plastic processing

d. Understand the controls applied in plastic processing equipment

e. Troubleshoot, repair, replace and maintain various plastic processing equipment

f. Maintain quality standards for final products through proper operation and


The outline:

â–ª Introduction to polymer materials

â–ª Polymer classification

â–ª Application of different polymer materials

â–ª Advantages and disadvantages of using polymers

â–ª Thermoplastics and Thermosettings

â–ª Extrusion

â–ª Blow moulding

â–ª Injection moulding

â–ª Calendering

â–ª Rotational moulding

â–ª Extrusion blow moulding

â–ª Vacuum forming

â–ª The controls-PLCs, Pneumatics, Hydraulic circuits

â–ª Troubleshooting and maintenance of plastic processing equipment

â–ª Quiz

Duration: 3 days



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If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another Viscar course of your choice.


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