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Australian Institute of Packaging heads to South Australia

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The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) are pleased to advise that they are taking their half-day training courses to South Australia.  

"Introduction to Plastics" is the second course for 2009 and will be held on Monday the 31st August at TAFE SA in Regency Park, Adelaide.

Employees from plastics manufacturers, plastics sales people, plastics wholesalers and plastics end users from technical staff to line personnel are most likely to benefit from the Introduction to Plastics course.

The half-day training course will be comprehensive and clear and will present a precise, non-mathematical introduction to plastics, their raw materials, syntheses, and applications. The course will also discuss the manufacture and properties of plastics as a function of the molecular properties of polymers used throughout the plastics industry.

The course covers the properties of the main classes of materials, on the principles of such processes as injection moulding, extrusion, blow moulding and thermoforming polymers. No previous experience will be assumed in the subject matter of the course.

Pierre Pienaar of FAIP is the course presenter and will discuss the two main families of plastics, thermosets and thermoplastics and their methods of moulding, i.e. the various methods of blow moulding as well as the various methods of injection moulding.  

Pierre will conclude with plastic applications in the industry, associated problems, choosing the correct plastic for the application and which aspects of plastics to avoid.

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