Full-Service Plastics Resource

Plastics SourceNet serves the technology and training needs of Pennsylvania's plastics manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Plastics SourceNet works in partnership with your company to reduce costs, increase productivity, enhance product development and innovation, and provide training to upgrade workforce skills and efficiencies.

Plastics 101

Plastics 101 is a free online course of introductory plastics training designed for individuals who are potential plastics employees, newly hired employees, personnel in support roles for plastics companies, and personnel from supporting organizations to the industry. This course covers information on polymeric materials, rheology, and various polymer processing techniques, with review questions, and should take no more than three hours to complete for the average learner. You do not have to complete the course in one sitting.

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About Plastics SourceNet

Originally established and financed in 2007 by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic Development, Plastics SourceNet is a full service resource supporting Pennsylvania’s manufacturing competitiveness in the plastics industry.

Plastics SourceNet is managed by the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC) at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Mission

The mission of Plastics SourceNet is simple: To serve as a conduit for the technology and training needs of Pennsylvania’s plastics manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Plastics SourceNet works in partnership with your company to help optimize your manufacturing processes, reduce costs, increase productivity, enhance product development and innovation, and provide training to upgrade workforce skills and efficiencies.