Polymer Drying

Course Details

Instructor: Pete Stoughton
Hours of Instructions: 1 Days
Course Prerequisite: None
Course Dates: TBA
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 do polymers need to be dried?
  • The many problems associated with processing wet polymers
  • The fundamental drying parameters and how they contribute to successful drying
  • The principles of operation of polymer dryers
    – Hot Air, Compressed Air, Twin Tower, and Desiccant Wheel Dryers
  • Molecular Sieve Desiccant, the right desiccant for a demanding job
  • Performance requirements of drying hoppers
  • Return air cyclones, filters, coolers, and plasticizers traps
  • Electrical heaters vs natural gas heaters, the benefits and disadvantages
  • Minimizing moisture regain after drying
  • Central drying systems configurations, benefits and disadvantages
  • Moisture analyzers and dew point instruments
  • Troubleshooting polymer drying systems

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

Need More Details About Our Training Courses?

We’re Here To Help!