The PIRC at Penn College is home to premiere training and project facilities in all major plastics manufacturing processes. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment and renowned consulting and instructional resources, the PIRC is the complete solution for process improvement, applied R&D, product development, and prototyping.

As an extension of Penn College, a hands-on educational focus is at the heart of everything we do. From degree programs to industry partnerships, knowledge and skill development is the foundation of our mission.

Process Development

  • Blow Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
  • Rotational Molding
  • Thermoforming

Materials Development

  • Material Recommendations & Sourcing
  • Custom Compound Development
  • Molding Trials
  • Extrusion Trials

Product Development

  • Design Services
  • Product Models
  • Prototyping

Technical Support Services

  • Manufacturing Process Recommendations
  • Commercialization

Materials Testing & Analysis

  • Competitive Product Analysis
  • Mechanical Testing
    • Tensile
    • Impact
  • Rheology
    • Melt Flow
    • Capillary
    • Torque Rheometry
  • Analytic Testing
    • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR)
    • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials Identification
  • Quality Testing
  • Weatherization
    • Environmental Stress-Cracking Resistance (ESCR)
    • Xenon Arc
    • QUV