THE POLYMERS CENTER OFFERS ONSITE TRAINING COURSES & ONLINE SELF PACED COURSES.
The Polymers Center offers training courses incorporating real world experience with the latest in the science of polymers.
The Polymers Center offers 1-5 day courses in polymers, plastic part design, injection molding, and extrusion. In addition to holding classes at our facility in Charlotte, we can also teach at your place of business or your local community college.
Instructor: Amanda Nicholson
Hours of Instructions: Self-Paced Online
Course Prerequisite: None
Date: Available 24/7
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.
“I have found The Polymers Center of Excellence to be an excellent laboratory for all the polymer testing we do on our products. They are both responsive and efficient with the work they do for us. Carl Thomas does an excellent job in getting the information to us quickly and thoroughly in his reports. He is always a phone call away should we need him to interpret the data for us. PCE also has worked closely with us in developing specialty compounds for the polymer marketplace. There variety of twin screw compounding lines allows us not only to prototype our compounds in small quantities, but once we have established a working formula, their larger lines suit us perfectly for production size runs. The staff at PCE are courteous and efficient. I would recommend them to anyone for their polymer testing, operator training, or specialty compounding needs.”
Ray Dlugos, President, Ace Plastics Inc.
“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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