Training courses at the Polymers Center incorporate real world experience with the theory behind polymers processing. Our goal is to support the growth of the polymers industry by increasing knowledge and expertise in the areas of injection molding and extrusion in North Carolina. We offer 1-5 day courses in polymer materials, plastic part design, injection molding, and extrusion.

The benefits of training are immense. For companies, giving your employees the tools they need to succeed at their job creates an environment of success. Make your plant run smoother by providing the education and hands-on training your workers need to be confident in their responsibilities. For individuals, get ahead in your career by increasing your value to your company or to future potential employers.

At the Polymers Center, we have top of the industry educators to teach our courses. In addition, we have partnered with the biggest names in the polymer training business to offer you the best courses that are available. Companies, such as AIM, Paulson, RJG, and Wittmann Battenfeld lead courses at the Polymers Center.

In addition to holding classes at the Polymers Center facility in Charlotte, we are also available to teach at your place of business or your local community college.

Please be sure to register at least two weeks prior to the class start date to secure your seat.

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To learn more about our training courses, contact:
Phil Shoemaker
Executive Director


Online Self Paced Course

Injection Molding Mathematics
Self-Paced Online

Hours of Instructions: Self-Paced Online
Course Prerequisite: None
Date: Available 24/7
Price: $125.00

Need Payment Options?
Please Contact Beverly Jarrell at (704) 602-4127 or bjarrell@polymers-center.org to discuss your training needs.

Other courses offered subject to student demand

Plastics Selection, Design, and Processing course facilitators are from the Polymers Center of Excellence. Each course facilitator is an experienced Plastics Processing facilitator and auditor . PCE facilitators have assisted many companies with the training and implementation of their plastics selection, product design and processing systems. They have developed and conducted material selection, product design and processing system assessments and improvement techniques including the demonstrated specific understanding and implementation techniques related to scientifically based design and processing methodology.

Customer Testimonials

“PCE has been a benchmark – gold standard partner for Microban International. We have expanded the breadth and depth of our product range four-fold over the last several years and they have been there with us every step of the way. Their expertise, unique problem solving ability, high standard of quality and safety and hyper focus on customer satisfaction are a model for us all.”

Thomas Kotterer, Vice President Global Operations, Microban International Ltd.

“I attended four courses put on by the Polymers Center of Excellence, and quite frankly they are the most practical and useful training classes I have had so far in my career. The instructor, Joe Henz, literally brought boxes full of examples showing well designed parts as well as failures and the causes for them, manufacturing defects, gating and much more. The course handouts contained many pictures and clear explanations, and even today they are some of the most heavily used resources on my bookshelf. If you are looking for a solid introduction to plastics, I highly recommend the Polymers Center of Excellence for your training needs.”

Jeff Wickham, Founder, Medical Device Engineers Network

“For those looking for testing, evaluation of existing plastic products, prototyping and developing new products, the Polymer s Center for Excellence is your go-to source. Their test and production equipment is up to date and functional. The personnel who oversee the equipment are professional and knowledgeable, many having come from the Plastics Industry with impressive academic backgrounds. In a sentence, they know what they are doing! They can and will answer your questions honestly. In the event they do not know the answer or you require additional information they will not hesitate to let you know they find out. It was refreshing to discover such a remarkable polymer resource right here in North Carolina. No need to go to Texas or New Jersey anymore. I applaud PCE’s efforts and accomplishments in putting together such a remarkable facility.”

Thomas A. Hempstead, Quality Packaging Company of NC

“Earth Renewable Technologies focuses on making environmentally friendly packaging products. One of the reasons I enjoy working with the Polymers Center is that they are always accommodating when it comes to doing tests. The Polymers Center always works with us on figuring out solutions by utilizing more than one method.”

Jason Wolfe, Earth Renewable Technologies

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