Plastics Innovation & Resource Center

Applying world-class training and Research & Development to help plastics companies close skills gaps, increase efficiencies, and overcome process and compounding challenges.

The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC) provides technology resources to facilitate the growth and success of the plastics industry in the United States and throughout the world. The Center, dedicated to excellence, serves the education, training, and research & development needs of plastic processors, resin suppliers, mold builders, and equipment manufacturers, offering access to extensive material testing laboratories, industrial scale process equipment, world-class training facilities, and a highly skilled training and consulting staff.

Features

  • Applied Research & Development Services
  • Rotational Molding Center of Excellence
  • Thermoforming Center of Excellence
  • Workforce Development & Training
  • Global Standards for Plastics Certification

Benefits

Increase profitability

  • Improve manufacturing productivity
  • Better utilize and manage materials
  • Use new technology and materials
  • Benefit from energy reduction programs
  • Decrease operation costs

Decrease development costs

  • Reduce production down time for trials on new materials or products
  • Handle analysis, testing, mold trials, product development, and research needs
  • Reduce capital costs – no need to invest in your own R & D facilities

Develop and train your workforce

  • Participate in national hands-on workshops
  • Employee Certification of skills and knowledge
  • Provide customized workshops at your site or at Penn College

Programs

Printable Information

Plastics News

Contact Plastics Innovation & Resource Center

  • Address
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
      DIF 26
      One College Avenue
      Williamsport, PA 17701