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									PLET 205

           Introduction to Plastics
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                                  Section I
                  Paul E. Koch

• My background
  – Industrial
  – Educational




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Other Faculty
   John Beaumont
   Robert Farrell
   Brad Johnson
   Martin Dropik
   Jonathan Meckley
   Brian Young
   Others



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For more information: http://engr.bd.psu.edu/staff/plet.html
          You…
• Student Backgrounds
  – Name
  – Where you are from
  – Two or Four year program
  – How you heard about the program
  – Plastic experience (Industrial and
    other)
  – Expectations of the course and
    program

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The PLET Program

   Local Industry Involvement

   Current Status

   Industrial Advisory Board



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     PLET Program Content
• Composed of the following classes:
  – One     (1) -   Introduction
  – Two     (2) -   Materials
  – Three   (3) -   Designs
  – Two     (2) -   Labs
  – Two     (2) -   Project




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Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
• Student Chapter
• Local Chapter
  – Behrend has one of the largest in the country
• Divisions
• Accreditation
• Certification


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     For more information: http://www.4spe.org/
              PLET Program Content
       Trips
        • largest international trade
          show
        • Germany, England, France,
          China, Egypt…


       ANTEC papers
        • Annual Technical
          Conference for the Plastics
          Industry

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For more ANTEC information: http://www.4spe.org/seminarsconferences/antec/antec.htm
    Uniqueness of the Program
• Number of plastics programs
  – The program is one of two in the U.S. accredited
    by the Technology Accreditation Commission of
    the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
    Technology (TAC/ABET).
• Emphasis of different plastics programs




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Future Programs


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Survey of chemistry




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Industry Size




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     The Local Industry

        Over 100 Plastic Molding Companies
        Over 50 Tool and Die Shops
        Largest labor force in tri-state area




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    Plastics
•   Careers
•   Production
•   Technical Service
•   Design
•   Marketing
•   Sales
•   Education           15

								
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