Plastics

The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College is an internationally recognized provider of plastics training and industry partnership programs. PIRC offerings include process-specific apprenticeship programs and GSPC, a process standardization and training platform. Drawing upon the expertise of renowned instructors and advisors, Penn College delivers solutions to meet the skills gap and consulting needs of companies in all major plastics manufacturing processes.

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  • Plastics Innovation & Resource Center
  • Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center, Rm. E128

Course Offerings

Courses may be customized to meet your company's needs. Contact the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at pirc@pct.edu for more information.

Available Training Topics

This is not a complete list. We offer nearly all types of plastics training.

Injection Molding
Injection Molding
Rotational Molding
Rotational Molding
Thermoforming
Thermoforming
Extrusion
Extrusion
Blow Molding
Blow Molding
Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC)
Centers

Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC)

The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC) provides technology resources to facilitate the growth and success of the plastics industry in the United States and throughout the world. The Center, dedicated to excellence, serves the education, training, and research & development needs of plastic processors, resin suppliers, mold builders, and equipment manufacturers, offering access to extensive material testing laboratories, industrial scale process equipment, world-class training facilities, and a highly skilled training and consulting staff.

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 Plastics Mobile Lab

Plastics Mobile Lab

The Plastics Mobile Lab provides a user-friendly hands-on STEM educational opportunity for students. Schools and other educational organizations within a one-hour radius of Pennsylvania College of Technology can borrow the Plastics Mobile Lab for:

  • Demonstrations and/or projects in classrooms
  • STEM and other educational events

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News
06.27.2022

Penn College offers injection molding processing series

A dozen plastics professionals representing five companies benefited from a recent weeklong workshop hosted by Pennsylvania ...

03.01.2022

Plastics News honors alumnus as industry ‘Rising Star’

Jacob W. Fry, who earned a bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology from Penn College in 2016, has been ...

12.01.2021

Penn College alumni represent bountiful plastics careers

Numerous plastics professionals scattered across the globe share a bond beyond their career choice – a degree from Pennsylvania ...