RMCE logo Rotational Molding Center of Excellence

The Rotational Molding Center of Excellence (RMCE) at Penn College was established in 2000 by the College's Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC), with assistance and guidance from the College, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and many supporting local companies.

By its second year, during which the RMCE was primarily assisting regional companies with workforce development, making Pennsylvania’s rotomolders more competitive, the Center became recognized nationally as a research center for rotational molding, with production-scale equipment.

The third year was pivotal. Three major research projects were completed to demonstrate the unique capabilities and industrial relevance of the Center. At the same time, the Plastics & Polymer academic programs at Penn College continued to incorporate rotational molding education into its curriculum, and Center staff continued with various initiatives, including the development of a nylon material for the rotational molding industry.

The Rotational Molding Center of Excellence is now one of the finest technology centers of its kind in North America. The Center is an active participant in national organizations like the Association of Rotomolders (ARM) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). The Center's personnel continue to participate in industry activities like the ANTEC (Annual Technician Conference), and serve as an independent source of research, development, and training for industry. The Center remains engaged in technology programs with industry members, as well as significant patentable technology developments from research initiatives, including special projects for the rotational molding industry.

Mission Statement

Function as an independent research and development Center of Excellence defining and executing programs to advance technology for the rotational molding industry, and as a technical support facility for our industry partners.

Training

The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center can provide customized plastics training for your company. If you are located in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there may be WEDnetPA funding available. If you would like additional information, contact the PIRC Client Development Specialist.

The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center and the Rotational Molding Center of Excellence offers an Introduction to Rotational Molding workshop. Select the links below for course descriptions and registration.

Plastics Innovation & Resource Center Workshops

Services & Capabilities

  • Material and mold trials
  • Material development/applied research
  • Process development/troubleshooting
  • Physical and analytical testing
  • Consultation

Member Benefits

  • Member-directed technical initiatives
  • Access to Center research
  • Technical support from Penn College faculty and staff
  • Access to Penn College plastics processing and testing labs
  • Networking with member companies
  • Member newsletter and listserv

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Contact Rotational Molding Center of Excellence

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