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Pennsylvania College of Technology – Plastics Innovation & Resource Center

One College Ave., DIF#26
Williamsport, PA 17701-5778

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www.pct.edu

About Pennsylvania College of Technology – Plastics Innovation & Resource Center

The plastics and polymer engineering technology program at Penn College is one of only seven in the nation accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the only one that utilizes industry-grade equipment for all five major plastic manufacturing processes. It offers both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees that have the graduates find employment across a broad spectrum of the polymer industry.

As an extension of the College’s Workforce Development department, the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC) works directly with a variety of polymer industry companies to provide customized training, apprenticeship, hands-on workshops, PROcess modules utilizing digital twining technology, testing, R&D projects, material validation and process optimization. The Center serves the needs of plastic processors, resin suppliers, mold builders and equipment manufacturers. All of these interactions are enhanced through the support of its highly skilled and professionally experienced training and consulting staff.

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Polymer Hands-On Workshops

The PIRC is one of the top plastics technology centers in the nation for research, development and education related to injection molding, extrusion, rotational molding, thermoforming and materials testing. Each year, the PIRC hosts a series of hands-on training workshops with leading industry... Read more »

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Injection Molding & Extrusion PROcess Modules

Developed by a team of premier polymer industry experts, this self-paced training is offered on demand. The learning modules utilize video content to deliver theoretical, conceptual, and virtual instruction through digital twinning. Users develop skillsets from the real-time virtual data that... Read more »

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Injection Molding & Extrusion 2-Year Apprenticeships

The Plastics Process Technician program (Extrusion or Injection Molding) is a 2-year registered apprenticeship designed to transform machine operators into skilled technicians. Upon completion, apprentices will possess the capability to safely and efficiently initiate, change over, monitor, and... Read more »

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Guaranteed momentum at B. Braun Medical

Guaranteed momentum at B. Braun Medical

Guaranteed momentum at B. Braun Medical

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A new YouTube video explores how Penn College graduates are answering the demand for tomorrow-minded polymer engineers through their work at B. Braun Medical. Challenged to develop innovative medical solutions, alumni – Daniel M. Dietrich, '09, processing engineering manager; and Joshua A....
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Penn College Graduates Innovate at SEKISUI KYDEX

Penn College Graduates Innovate at SEKISUI KYDEX

Penn College Graduates Innovate at SEKISUI KYDEX

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Meet five Pennsylvania College of Technology alumni who are making names for themselves with SEKISUI KYDEX , a global thermoplastics leader. Learn how they are applying their polymer engineering expertise to innovate and create sustainable thermoplastic material solutions for the next generation...
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Clients of Pennsylvania College of Technology – Plastics Innovation & Resource Center

  • Shell Polymers
  • ExxonMobile
  • Jackson Kayak
  • Hewitt
  • Penn Color
  • Plastic Ingenuity
  • Avery Dennison
  • CBA Environmental
  • Covestro
  • EAM-Mosca Corporation
  • Sekisui Kydex
  • Mitsui Plastics
  • PlayWorld
  • PPG
  • Premier Tech
  • West Pharmaceutical Services
  • Sanyo-Chemical
  • Scott Systems
  • HC Companies
  • Grammer Americas
  • Inhance Technologies
  • Universal Plastics
  • Mitsubishi
  • GreenMantra Technologies

Upcoming Events featuring Pennsylvania College of Technology – Plastics Innovation & Resource Center

  • NPE 2024 (Booth #S13185)
    May 6, 2024 through May 10, 2024
  • Penn College PIRC Color Science & Weathering Workshop (Booth #Penn Colle)
    May 14, 2024 through May 16, 2024
  • Penn College PIRC Plastic Materials & Processing Fundamentals (Booth #Penn Colle)
    May 21, 2024 through May 23, 2024
  • Penn College PIRC Extrusion Seminar & Hands-On Workshop (Booth #Penn Colle)
    June 4, 2024 through June 06, 2024
  • Penn College PIRC Extrusion Die Design Workshop (Booth #Penn Colle)
    June 25, 2024 through June 26, 2024
  • Penn College PIRC Rotational Molding & Advanced Materials Workshop (Booth #Penn Colle)
    June 27, 2024 through June 28, 2024
  • Penn College PIRC Injection Molding Process Series (Booth #Penn Colle)
    June 24, 2024 through June 28, 2024

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