Polymer - Blown Film Technology Part 2 - City of Wolverhampton College

Polymer – Blown Film Technology Part 2

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Candidates should have been employed within a blown film environment for a period of no less than 3 months and have some knowledge of the process requirements or they should have completed our precourse questionnaire and achieved a score of 25% or above.

Who should attend:

  • Operators who could then assist with routine start-up & shut-down
  • Production and Product Design or Development Engineers
  • Logistics and Procurement staff
  • Tool room and Maintenance personnel

This course is designed to introduce candidates to the fundamental principles associated with running a blown film line and its downstream equipment and is appropriate to an NVQ Level 2 standard of performance. The course is a blend of theory and practical application sessions to provide a basic understanding of the blown film process and associated working practices.

On completion of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify process hazards, state safety requirements and apply safe working practices
  • Start-up and shut-down a blown film machine safely and efficiently
  • Detail the basic construction, control and operation of a blown film machine
  • Identify relevant ancillary equipment and describe its usage
  • Describe common die construction principles and simple maintenance procedures
  • Describe the nature of plastic materials and list common types and grades
  • List common blown film problems and suggest remedial actions
  • State common quality systems, techniques and quality requirements associated with the blown film process

Polymer Processing Certificate Part 2. Material covered has been aligned to the content of an NVQ at Level 2 and can be used as underpinning knowledge towards achieving the award, if so desired.

Individual candidate knowledge levels are assessed both pre and post course attendance, after which a management report is provided to help identify any further training requirements or career progression possibilities.



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