Semester 2 DDSP Introduction (Part 1) of the Diploma in Design & Specification of Plastics is being held in September 2022.

Please Note: At this stage we will be requiring that all attendees & lecturers are RATS tested on the first day of each course part 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 Introduction

Learn the jargon you need to work within the plastics industry. Introducing you to the NZ Industry, it will give you an overview of the fundamentals of plastic polymers, processing and the design process. This module provides the foundation for the remaining DDSP modules. It can also be completed as a stand-alone course.

Course Objectives ……

  • Discover New Zealand’s plastics Industry and its economic contributions.
  • Learn the essential steps involved in the design process for new products.
  • Find out how polymers are classified, their different properties, and typical applications for the most common plastics.
  • Explore the different types of plastic processing equipment.
  • Examine the environmental pros and cons around the use of plastics.
  • Understand the basics of safe handling and use of plastics.

Date …………… Semester 2: DDSP Introduction           Friday 9th September 2022 

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

Audience …….... Suitable for anyone employed in the plastics industry and for those outside the industry needing to develop a basic understanding of plastics.


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Note: Depending on current 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.

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