Introduction to the Polymer Industry

DECPOL-EN-A
E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course is a way to help people to discover the world of the polymers produced by the company.
Public :
  • This course is for non-technical people interested in polymer industry.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE POLYMER WORLD

      • Plastics: some data about.
      • Manufacturing processes: the downstream industry.
      • A set of definitions: what is a plastic, a polymer, a monomer…
  • FOUR DIFFERENT POLYMER PRODUCTIONS

      • Origin of the feedstock.
      • Processes implemented on site.
      • Expected properties of the polymers.
      • Markets targeted in terms of end-use products.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • precise what is a polymer,
  • list the main applications of the polymers produced on site,
  • present the role of the main chemicals used to produce the polymers,
  • quote the main characteristics of each process.

Ways & Means

  • This course can be adapted for distance learning.
  • Illustration with samples of polymers.
  • Pictures of units: general overview.