Introduction to Plastic Materials

Learning about plastic materials can be intimidating. Even with the best of intentions, it is hard to teach yourself. There are many good books available but they go into too much detail so you can’t see the wood for the trees. Also, they tend to teach tedious theories with plenty of mathematics thrown in. Well, the good news is that there is a better way. By distilling the basics down into a one hour lecture, it is possible to learn everything you need to get started with plastics. In my career, I have often had the pleasure and challenge of giving people an introduction to plastic materials so that they could get a fast start in their new job. That experience has allowed me to build a set of tools, stories and metaphors that will explain plastics in a simple and fun way. I can promise you there will be no mathematics whatsoever and no theories that make your head spin. You will learn just what you need to know to succeed in your job.

•  What are plastic materials?

•  What properties do they have and why?

•  How do they compare to other materials?

•  Processing and flow

•  Mechanical properties

•  Performance : cost so you can find the cheapest plastic for your application

•  Amorphous versus semi-crystalline polymers

•  Additives

Benefits of the Seminar

•  Get a fast start in a new area

•  Be more effective in your job

•  Gain confidence so you can enjoy your projects more

•  Build a solid foundation to build upon

Who Should Attend?

New graduates who are working with plastic materials for the first time or people who have transferred to a job requiring plastics knowledge. Whether you are in R&D, product development, marketing or sales, you will benefit from understanding the materials you work with. R&D people can manage their projects more effectively. Marketing people can better promote products and explain the value proposition. Sales people can be more persuasive by highlighting advantages and through new-found confidence.

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