Polymer Drying

Course Details

Instructor: Pete Stoughton
Hours of Instructions: 1 Days
Course Prerequisite: None
Course Dates: TBD
Price: $550

The Polymer Drying Course has been developed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how moisture sensitive hygroscopic polymers are dried. The course provides a meticulous description of the principles of operation of various types of Polymer Drying Systems.

Course Objectives

  • Why polymers need to be dried
  • Non-hygroscopic versus hygroscopic polymers
  • The fundamental parameters of polymer drying
  • Basic operating principles of polymer dryers
  • How desiccant works
  • Return air coolers, filters & plasticizer traps
  • The secrets of the drying hopper
  • Avoiding moisture regain after drying
  • Central vs individual drying system configurations
  • Common dryer troubleshooting techniques
  • Moisture analysis and dew point measurements

Who should attend: Machine Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Process Engineers, Production Managers, and Quality Control Technicians


Polymers Center
8900 Research Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
(704) 602-4100

Dress Code
Business casual
Polo or button down shirt
Long pants
Closed toe shoes, no heels

Lab Etiquette
No drinks, food or gum
No tobacco or vaping devices
Safety glasses must be worn

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