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)
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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
11.22.2021

CMT Materials contributes to roll-fed thermoformer upgrade

CMT Materials has provided $5,000 in support of upgrades to a roll-fed thermoformer used for instructional purposes at ...

10.29.2021

B. Braun Medical supports upgrade to roll-fed thermoformer

B. Braun Medical has awarded $5,000 in grant support to Pennsylvania College of Technology for an update to a roll-fed ...

10.11.2021

Industry pros again benefit from Penn College plastics workshop

Eleven registrants from seven companies in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Illinois attended a three-day Plastics Materials, ...