Free course developed for the needs of plastics producers and plastics processors who are interested in on-the-job training in the use of nanotechnology in plastics.
ENROLMENT KEY: Tano_Comp.17
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Professionals and future professionals on plastic sector interested in laying the groundwork and/or expand their knowledge about biobased materials.
Unit 1 is tailored for beginners in plastics production and processing and learners who are not familiar with nanotechnology at all.
1.- Get familiar to nanotechnology terms, definitions, history and research trends.
2.- Introduction to the concept of thermoplastic material and its main processing methods.
3.- Get acquainted to application fields of CNTs and nanotechnology in plastics.
Unit 2 for those who have succesfully completed unit 1 and those who are already very familiar to work processes in the production and processing of plastics and have an overall understanding on nanotechnology. Unit 2 will provide you with an overview on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) production methods and technology, CNT properties and application fields of CNT composites with a focus on the benefits of CNTs in plastic products.
1.- Gain an insight on CNTs production method.
2.- Gain clear understanding on CNTs properties.
3.- Getting aware on the benefits of CNTs to the plastics industry.
Unit 3 will provide you with an overview on masterbatches with CNTs, ist different compounds and a benefit/cost analysis, the definition of parameters in the processing (extrusion and injection mpoulding) of thermoplastics with CNTs and its challenges.
1.- Get acquainted to general aspects related to masterbatches with CNTs (Definition, costs, production, parameters)
2.- Gaining an overview of extrusion process parameters for processing thermoplastics with CNTs.
3.- Gaining an overview of injection moulding process parameters for processing thermoplastics with CNTs.
4.- Gaining a general understanding on the challenges of CNT properties and thermoplastic production.
Unit 4 will provide you with details on toxicological and eco-toxicity data on carbon nanotubes (CNTs), the handling of CNTs during synthesis and product development, awareness and good practice in CNT handling and an overview of national and European regulations.
1.- Getting familiar with toxicity aspects of CNTs.
2.- Getting acquainted with safety aspects of handling CNTs during synthesis and production of thermoplastics.
3.- Gaining awareness of good practice in CNT handling.
4.- Gaining an overview of national and European regulations of handling CNTs.