SPCH 013 : Principles of Polymer Processing

SPCH 013 : Principles of Polymer Processing

  • course description:

    This course covers basic rheology concepts and rheological behaviors of polymer melts during processing stage. The course further explores a wide range of most commonly used polymer processing techniques. Emphasis is placed on extrusion and molding processes, which are base of different polymer processing techniques.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Recall basic concepts of rheology.
    - Distinguish between different rheological behaviors of polymer melts.
    - Explain and discuss polymer extrusion process.
    - Explain and discuss plastic injection molding process.
    - Distinguish between different polymer processing techniques.
    - Recognize process variables and their effect on production quality and process output.

  • Course outlines:

    - Introduction to rheology.
    - Rheology & rheometery of polymer melts.
    - Pre-processing of polymers.
    - Additives theory and mixing equipment.
    - Bases of polymer processing.
    - Polymer extrusion.
    - Basic die design.
    - Melting and mixing process in an extruder.
    - Parts of an extrusion line.
    - An introduction to extrusion based polymer-processing techniques.
    - Injection molding process & its types.
    - Basic mold design.
    - Compression molding process.
    - Transfer molding process.
    - Blow molding process & its types.
    - Thermoforming process & its types.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Determination of melt flow index for different polymer grades.
    - Demonstration of extrusion process and its process variables.
    - Demonstration of injection molding process.
    - Demonstration of blown film process and its process variables.

  • who should attend?

    - Production managers, supervisors, engineers, technicians, plant operators, quality assurance and R&D individuals.
    - Who are engage in any business activity with upstream and downstream polymer industry and wants to increase their understanding regarding polymer processing for better process control and improved product quality.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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