Thermoplastics Industry

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Thermoplastics Industry

Understanding Feedstocks, Building Blocks and Polymers

Thermoplastics Industry

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18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The global thermoplastics market is primed for explosive growth, set to soar to USD 49.4 billion by 2032, with a robust 6.5% CAGR from 2023. In 2022, the Asia-Pacific region dominated with nearly USD 10 billion in market value, projected to grow at over 7% annually. Polyethylene leads the charge, reigning supreme in revenue generation, while the packaging industry commands a significant share, driven by versatility and resilience. Demand surges across automotive and construction, fuelled by the quest for lightweight, durable solutions.

However, challenges persist, including volatile raw material prices and regulatory hurdles. Yet, within these challenges lie opportunities, with emerging markets, innovative applications, and sustainable practices paving the way forward.

This Thermoplastics Industry training course will highlight the following:

  • Fascinating world of thermoplastics, understanding its significance and impact in modern manufacturing.
  • Latest trends shaping the thermoplastics market, providing valuable insights for decision-makers across industries.
  • Technical expertise in thermoplastics production and processing, contributing to improved product quality and innovation.
  • Effective problem-solving skills relevant to the challenges faced in the petrochemical sector, fostering resilience and adaptability.
  • Insights into the competitive dynamics of the market, empowering businesses to stay ahead of the curve.

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Thermoplastics Industry training course, the participants will gain the following:

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Learners will gain knowledge of feedstock processing, essential for thermoplastics production, demonstrating comprehension of the process.
  • Mastery of Polymerization: Participants will understand polymer manufacturing techniques for efficient production, enabling them to analyze and optimize polymerization processes.
  • Strategic Market Analysis: Students will analyze thermoplastics industry trends to make informed decisions, applying market analysis skills to identify growth opportunities.
  • Application Expertise: Attendees will explore thermoplastic properties for industrial applications, applying their knowledge to select suitable materials for specific uses.
  • Embracing Sustainability: Trainees will discuss emerging trends for sustainable thermoplastics practices, demonstrating an understanding of environmental considerations and potential solutions.

Who is this Training Course for?

This Thermoplastics Industry training course is suitable for professionals across various roles within the thermoplastics industry, including:

  • Refinery/Petrochemical Plants Planners
  • Chemical/Process Engineers
  • Investors and Commodity Traders
  • Polymer Engineers and Technologists
  • Manufacturing and Production Managers
  • Research and Development Scientists
  • Quality Control and Assurance Personnel
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals
  • Sales and Marketing Executives

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The participants will receive thorough training on Thermoplastic with the instructor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. The methodology includes discussion slides, latest videos, case studies, handouts, wall charts and a full written guide to current industry trends and market direction. In addition, the outline includes a review of feedstock availability, the role of the key members of the industry such as polyethylene, economics, the novelty of products created in the value chain as a result, environmental concerns and regional shift have boosted this market sector dramatically in the last few years.

Organisational Impact

Sending employees to this PetroKnowledge Thermoplastics Industry training course enables the organisation to:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the thermoplastics market sector.
  • Stay informed about current market trends, facilitating strategic decision-making.
  • Enhance technical expertise in thermoplastics production and processing.
  • Develop problem-solving skills tailored to challenges in the petrochemical industry.
  • Gain awareness of competitive dynamics, enabling effective market positioning.
  • Improve overall efficiency and competitiveness in the thermoplastics industry.

Personal Impact

Participants in this Thermoplastics Industry training course will:

  • Gain valuable insights into the thermoplastics industry, enhancing their knowledge base.
  • Develop skills to analyze and interpret market trends, contributing to informed decision-making.
  • Hone technical expertise in thermoplastics production and processing, improving job performance.
  • Enhance problem-solving abilities applicable to challenges in the petrochemical sector, boosting effectiveness in the workplace.
  • Acquire awareness of competitive dynamics, empowering proactive career growth strategies.
  • Position themselves for advancement opportunities and career development within the thermoplastics industry.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Thermoplastics
  • Overview of the thermoplastics industry and its significance in modern manufacturing
  • Introduction to feedstocks, building blocks, and polymerization processes
  • Exploration of thermoplastic classifications and properties
  • Analysis of market trends and global demand drivers for thermoplastics
Day Two: Feedstocks and Building Blocks
  • Sources and characteristics of common feedstocks used in thermoplastics production
  • Processing of feedstocks into primary building blocks
  • Examination of key building blocks such as ethylene, propylene, and styrene
  • Cost analysis and economics of feedstock conversion processes
Day Three: Polymerization Processes
  • Overview of polymerization techniques including addition and condensation polymerization
  • Detailed exploration of polymerization reactors and process optimization
  • Analysis of catalysts and initiators used in polymerization reactions
  • Case studies on industrial polymerization processes for various thermoplastic polymers
Day Four: Thermoplastic Polymers and Applications
  • In-depth discussion of thermoplastic polymers including polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, and polystyrene
  • Examination of properties, applications, and processing methods for each polymer
  • Case studies highlighting innovative applications and emerging trends in thermoplastics
Day Five: Sustainability and Future Trends
  • Discussion on sustainability challenges and opportunities in the thermoplastics industry
  • Exploration of bio-based and recycled feedstocks for thermoplastic production
  • Analysis of technological advancements and future prospects in thermoplastics manufacturing


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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