Semester 1 DDSP Processing (Part 3) of the Diploma in Design & Specification of Plastics is scheduled to run in May 2022.

Due to the cancellation of last years course we will be running double streams of the Diploma in Design & Specification of Plastics courses this semester. 

Please Note: We will be requiring that all attendees & lecturers are vaccinated to attend, regardless of whether we are in Red/Orange/Green traffic light levels. This will help to ensure that we can continue running the courses at any traffic light level and additional measures such as masking, sanitising, social distancing etc will also be in place.


DDSP Processing

Become more effective in your technical plastics or design role. In this module develop an advanced understanding of how various polymers behave during processing and how this impacts final part quality. Learn how additives and colourants are manufactured and how these can aid or impact processing and part performance.


Objectives ……

  • Understand the impact of additives on processing.
  • Learn the basics of injection and silicon moulding, extrusion and thermoforming.
  • Understand the thermoplastics polymer melting process.
  • Explore how processing impacts polymer morphology and part performance.
  • Examine the heat transfer process for thermoplastics.
  • Explore how material mixing, dosing and drying impact processing and performance.
  • Learn how thermoset polymers are processed

Date …………… Semester 1: DDSP Processing A          Thursday 19th & Friday 20th May 2022   - FULL
                                                             DDSP Processing B          Thursday 26th & Friday 27th May 2022 - FULL

Bookings are now open for Semester 2. Please see the registration form for for dates.

Venue ……….… Ellerslie Event Centre, Greenlane,, Auckland

Audience …...…. This module is suitable for those in plastics design, operational, production or technical sales roles within the plastics industry or those who specify the use of plastics materials for their organisation.

shutterstock 1165908169

Note: Depending on the Covid-19 Alert levels, we may need to move courses, or postpone. If this occurs we will get in touch with registrations as soon as possible to let them know the details of any change.

Please complete the following form to sign up

Powered By ChronoForms -