The Polymer Training Innovation Centre is a specialist technical training and consultancy business, owned by City of Wolverhampton College, which specialises in injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion training.
The centre also offers a range of health, safety and environmental IOSH, NEBOSH and NVQ qualifications, as well as polymer processing apprenticeships in lean manufacturing and science manufacturing.
We specialise in the provision of:
- Technical Training
- Skills Gap Analysis
- Recognised Qualifications
- Environmental Analysis
- Process Optimisation
- Tool Validation
- Production Capability
- Funding Support
- Distance Learning
Our short duration courses have been designed across all of the major plastics processing techniques and are available at different levels to suit individual candidate requirements. Many of these can be delivered in-company and, as such, be tailored to more exacting customer requirements.
Blending theoretical tuition with practical activity ensures that maximum knowledge transfer between tutor and delegate is achieved.
To enhance customer experience PTIC can also undertaketool trials, production work, testing and consultancy support services.
In October 2020 we received ETA accreditation. Read more about this here.
Meet The Team
“With regards to the course, I was very happy with it and since I’ve been back I’ve done a little bit of work on our moulding machines – a moulding trial of some new material, and it was good to see the principles and techniques I learned on the course being applied in real life. Our process is slightly different to straight forward moulding as we are encapsulating electrical coils, so it’s a balancing act with holding pressures and injection speeds etc but the basic principles are there. The tutors are knowledgeable and friendly, with quite an informal attitude and you get to do some hands on stuff with the machines on site. I did the IMT2 with you last year so I knew what to expect, but again, it’s a nice facility and good staff, good content and a good balance between theory and practical. Please feel free to pass on my thanks to Darren, Geoff and Bill.”“Both myself and Darren are impressed and satisfied with results and further skillset improvement post Darren’s training at PTIC. I can see Darren coming back stronger, with much better understanding of process set-up / build up and much more knowledge than before the training. I believe Darren also feels stronger and more confident whilst processing new tooling It has also been recognised by the other members of management – for the training to give us exactly what we’ve expected in return as a business. I can’t say at this stage if other setters will be send for training as their skillset and commitment to the business is still being under the review, but I can assure you, should we decide to send resources out for training, it will be with PTIC ”
– Lucas Kudzia BSc (Eng) Engineering & Process Manager
“I found the general awareness and detailed discussions on specific issues related to plant with ideas for improvements the most interesting. This was the most informative course I have been on for years and I found all content relevant. Good course; allows a better understanding of the extrusion system. Good course – will help in my job. This course was a very welcome introduction to a very important topic for me – I look forward to the next installment. I will plan to include my Design Engineers in future. The whole course was interesting to build up the picture; the processing details were the most interesting though. A good insight to polymer life and how degradation occurs. All aspects of the course were interesting – technical / process. The theory day of the Mould Mounting course was informative and helped expand on what I knew already from practical tasks at work. The course also helped to explain how the injection moulding machine carries out the various tasks – not just why. This helped me to understand the operation of the machine.”
– Scott Cundy, Fiskars UK Ltd.
“All of the course was interesting because it all relates to my job role and it’s good to know what all the different things on the machine are all called.”
– Luca Zanus-Fortes, Shimizu Industry UK Ltd