The digital learning place of the plastics industry

Plastics School – the streaming service for the plastics industry

What is the Plastics School?

The Plastics School is the digital learning platform for the plastics sector. With it, the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid offers new ways of digital learning and thus actively takes up the demands of the economy for agile digital solutions. Gradually, many of the institute’s face-to-face seminars will be bookable here. In addition, there is exclusive online content in the Plastics School.

The e-learning seminars are more compact in terms of content than the face-to-face seminars. The learner decides for himself whether he wants to work through the entire course at once, or whether he wants to learn with smaller breaks. After completing the course, the participant receives a certificate for what he or she has learned.

Your benefits

You and your employees will benefit in a variety of ways from the Plastics School courses:

  • Time flexible learning
  • Compact Units
  • Practice-oriented
  • Always State of the Art
  • Continuously new content
  • Exclusive collaborations
  • Interactive tests
  • Lifelong learning

“Introduction to Injection Molding” seminar

Our Introduction to Injection Molding Technology provides employees from non-technical backgrounds with a detailed but easy-to-understand look at injection molding technology. Get free access to an abridged trial version of the course consisting of the introduction and an instructional video.

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Introduction to Injection Molding

Introduction to Injection Molding Technology provides employees from non-technical fields with a detailed but easy-to-understand insight into injection molding technology. The topics covered range from materials science and machine and mold technology to the environment and processing.

Basics of PVD coating

This online seminar provides a fundamental understanding of the different PVD processes and addresses important aspects of PVD coating of plastics.

#Spotlight: Tool coating

Tool surfaces in injection molding must withstand high temperature and pressure loads and be resistant to wear. Targeted coating of the often very expensive tools can produce higher-quality injection molded components and increase the service life of the tools.

#Spotlight: Additive Manufacturing

Thermally conductive materials play an important role not only in the electronics industry: they also have antiviral and antibacterial properties and can be used for EMC shielding. Combined with additive manufacturing, this opens up entirely new possibilities for this fast-growing industry.

Recyclate or not, that is the question

The use of regrind, regranulate and co. is accompanied by concerns about material quality for some processors. This seminar provides an overview of current analytical methods to address issues of purity, material degradation, and granule composition and to assist in the evaluation of recyclates.

#Spotlight: Good or bad parts

Plastic parts are exposed to a wide variety of environmental conditions in use, which can cause the parts to break, crack or have other defects. Selected tests can assist in classifying whether the component is a “good” or a “bad” part.

Materials testing to automotive standards

All plastics and various other materials emit emissions. A wide variety of methods are required to identify and classify these. Before a material or component reaches the end customer, it is tested to determine whether it is potentially toxic, can form a coating or simply smells unpleasant.

E-Business-Leader

Digital know-how is also increasingly in demand in the plastics industry. A defined course objective in the “E-Business-Leader” is the development of currently professionally relevant competencies specifically for business management in the digital age.

E-Business-Manager

Digital know-how is also increasingly in demand in the plastics industry. Together with the University of Duisburg Essen and the Codingschule, the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid is offering a unique digital training for managers in the plastics industry in 2021.

Exam preparation: Process mechanic for plastics & rubber technology

Trainees as process mechanics for plastics and rubber technology are given an insight into the procedure of a practical AP2 final examination.

Data Protection Basic Training

In the Data Privacy Basic Training, your employees will learn the most important basics of data privacy in less than 30 minutes – in a practical, informative and legally compliant manner. The data protection e-learning requires no knowledge of the basics and is suitable for all employees.

Basic instruction in occupational health and safety

In our basic occupational safety training, your employees will learn the most important basics of occupational safety in 60 minutes – in a practical, informative and legally compliant manner. Your employees receive a certificate for successful participation in a course.

Introduction to Injection Molding

Introduction to Injection Molding Technology provides employees from non-technical fields with a detailed but easy-to-understand insight into injection molding technology. The topics covered range from materials science and machine and mold technology to the environment and processing.

Basics of PVD coating

This online seminar provides a fundamental understanding of the different PVD processes and addresses important aspects of PVD coating of plastics.

#Spotlight: Tool coating

Tool surfaces in injection molding must withstand high temperature and pressure loads and be resistant to wear. Targeted coating of the often very expensive tools can produce higher-quality injection molded components and increase the service life of the tools.

#Spotlight: Additive Manufacturing

Thermally conductive materials play an important role not only in the electronics industry: they also have antiviral and antibacterial properties and can be used for EMC shielding. Combined with additive manufacturing, this opens up entirely new possibilities for this fast-growing industry.

Recyclate or not, that is the question

The use of regrind, regranulate and co. is accompanied by concerns about material quality for some processors. This seminar provides an overview of current analytical methods to address issues of purity, material degradation, and granule composition and to assist in the evaluation of recyclates.

#Spotlight: Good or bad parts

Plastic parts are exposed to a wide variety of environmental conditions in use, which can cause the parts to break, crack or have other defects. Selected tests can assist in classifying whether the component is a “good” or a “bad” part.

Materials testing to automotive standards

All plastics and various other materials emit emissions. A wide variety of methods are required to identify and classify these. Before a material or component reaches the end customer, it is tested to determine whether it is potentially toxic, can form a coating or simply smells unpleasant.

E-Business-Leader

Digital know-how is also increasingly in demand in the plastics industry. A defined course objective in the “E-Business-Leader” is the development of currently professionally relevant competencies specifically for business management in the digital age.

E-Business-Manager

Digital know-how is also increasingly in demand in the plastics industry. Together with the University of Duisburg Essen and the Codingschule, the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid is offering a unique digital training for managers in the plastics industry in 2021.

Exam preparation: Process mechanic for plastics & rubber technology

Trainees as process mechanics for plastics and rubber technology are given an insight into the procedure of a practical AP2 final examination.

Data Protection Basic Training

In the Data Privacy Basic Training, your employees will learn the most important basics of data privacy in less than 30 minutes – in a practical, informative and legally compliant manner. The data protection e-learning requires no knowledge of the basics and is suitable for all employees.

Basic instruction in occupational health and safety

In our basic occupational safety training, your employees will learn the most important basics of occupational safety in 60 minutes – in a practical, informative and legally compliant manner. Your employees receive a certificate for successful participation in a course.

The e-seminar flatrate: access to all courses

With our E-Seminar-Flatrate you get access to all courses of the Plastics School at no additional cost – not only to the previous ones, but also to all future ones. The e-seminar flatrate allows you to always stay up to date. At a discounted price.

What our customers & partners say

I appreciate the KIMW because of the high practical relevance of the content. As a manufacturing, medium-sized company, we need concretely effective information and training to increase our productivity instead of outlooks on theoretically possible technologies from Silicon Valley.

Norbert Hempsch

Norbert Hempsch

CEO, FAF Kunststofftechnik

The Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid has been in existence for over 30 years and has built up an extreme amount of know-how in the field of plastics technology during this time. The interlocking of the core competencies can be passed on to the participants as seminar content.

Oliver Rattay

Oliver Rattay

Seminar leader