Introduction to PET Industry Overview, Manufacture, and Properties


Course Description

The second part of this series reviews current manufacturers of PET and how this material is used to make not just bottles but fibers, filaments, and sheet goods. PET manufacture is described using today's reliance on petroleum and natural gas to new technologies capable of producing the required monomers through bio-synthetic pathways. Current polymerization processes are reviewed that are used to produce materials with sufficiently high molecular weight, or Intrinsic Viscosity (IV) for use in bottle manufacture. The criticality of IV, from how it is measured through its impact on preform and bottle manufacture is introduced.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    PET Industry Overview, Manufacture, and Properties

    • Video Module

About the Instructor

PTI Online Academy

Plastic Technologies, Inc.

PTI’s Online Academy is designed to provide industry professionals with training on a variety of subjects from materials to recycling. Each section provides exactly the type of in-depth information that you can begin to use immediately to help meet your business objectives. The video tutorials enable you to move through the coursework as quickly or as slowly as you would like. PTI’s Online Academy has been developed for professionals, by professionals. Our 30-plus years in providing services in all of these subject areas make PTI ideally suited to become your online tutor.

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