IPTME is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in Materials Research and Professional Training. Loughborough offer dedicated plastics and polymer courses and continues to undertake World Class Research on behalf of the UK Plastics Sector.
"Businesses can gain significant competitive edge from the high calibre professional training, consultancy and research offered by IPTME through their outstanding facilities and staff."
Philip Law, Public and Industrial Affairs Director, BPF
World Class R&D
||Materials characterisation and Processing Consultancy
IPTME is renowned for its work in materials characterisation and processing. The Materials Characterisation Centre undertakes:
The processing facilities include a variety of pilot plant in mouldings, mixing, blending and rheometry.
- Surface analysis
- Depth Profiling
- Molecular Fingerprinting
- Electron Microscopy
- Advanced Thermal Analysis
- Stress Measurements
Research training & Consultancy
||VinylSUM is a new research initiative led by IPTME at Loughborough and involves a range of industrial and academic partners, including the British Plastics Federation.
The VinylSUM network, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the ‘Sustainable Use of Materials’ initiative, was set up in April 2004 to help address some of the long term sustainability challenges facing PVC.
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Professional Development for the Plastics and Polymer Industry
IPTME offers a range of training programmes, notably Materials for Industry and Polymer Technology.
What is the Materials for Industry (MfI) programme?
Mfi gives individuals and companies the opportunity to develop their expertise in materials and benefit from the latest technology. With options to study part time, full time or as and when needed, MfI is leading the way in employee development. The programme offers an exciting range of short courses and distance learning, which can be combined to deliver flexible postgraduate training up to MSc level.
What can MfI do for my business?
It’s about competitive edge, knowing how to benefit from existing and emerging materials. By training members of your team in a convenient, cost-effective way, we help build the resources you need. Our programme has in-built assessment so you can keep track of your employees’ achievements, every step of the way
You can take our short courses as stand-alone courses or as part of an Mfi qualification. Some examples are:
- Plastics Processing
- Properties & Applications
- Rubber Mixing and Processing
- Materials Selection
- Automotive Materials
- Overview of Packaging Materials
- Characterisation of Polymers Science and Technology of PVC
- Adhesive Bonding
- Successful Management Practice
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Distance learning modules on topics such as:
- Polymer Science
- Metallic Materials
- Blends and Composites
- Fracture and Failure
A range of other courses are also available to those who sign up for an MfI (Materials For Industry) qualification.
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Who is MfI suitable for ?
Part-time delegates based in industry are the main participants on the MfI programme but we also have full-time delegates. MfI is particularly suitable for managers, engineers, scientists, researchers and those involved with the design, development and manufacture.
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How flexible is the MfI programme ?
Very. It’s up to you. Our short courses provide the perfect chance to brush up on specific areas of relevance or to try our teaching for the first time. Then, if you’d like to study further, you can enrol for our Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc.
With full-time, part-time and distance learning options available, there is the freedom to study when convenient. Whilst full-time study for an MSc takes 1 year, part-time can typically take 3 to 4 years with the Certificate and Diploma completed in less.
What qualifications can you get and how do you get them ?
Each module you complete as part of MfI is worth credits that can go towards a qualification. For the Postgraduate Certificate 60 credits are needed, for the Diploma 120 credits are needed and for the MSc 180 credits are required.
What qualifications are required to enroll on MfI ?
Candidates will usually need a first degree (BEng or BSc) to register for the Masters programme, but if you have an HND or equivalent, you can begin at Certificate or Diploma level and work up. It’s your choice.
Want to find out more?
Call Marianne Gilbert on +44(0)1509 223169 or visit IPTME online Click Here