Fundamentals of Plastics Technology


Course Objective

This course offers a comprehensive coverage of the main aspects of plastics technology like classification of plastics, general properties and processing behaviors of commodity, engineering, and high performance thermoplastics, polymer testing and major fabrication processes with more emphasis on injection moulding, and extrusion processes..

Course Outline 








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This course offers a comprehensive coverage of many aspects of plastics technology.

1. General Classifications of plastics resins
- This topic  includes thermoplastics, thermosets, homopolymers, copolymers, regrinds, polymer blends, composites and masterbatches.

2. General properties and processing behavior of thermoplastics
- This topic includes Tg, Tm , MFI, crystallization, shrinkage, mould in stress and flow behaviour of plastics melts in injection moulding and extrusion processes.

3. Plastics Processing Methods
- This topic includes comprehensive coverage of injection moulding process and an overview of other processes like extrusion, thermoforming, compression, rotational and calendaring processes.

4. Polymer Testings

- This topic includes Tensile, Izod, Flexural, Rowell Hardness,  HDT and Flammability tests.

5. Thermoplastics
- This topic includes the general properties, processing behaviours and applications of commodity thermoplastics, engineering thermoplastics and high performance thermoplastics.

6 Polymer  Additives
- This topic covers common and important additives like nucleating agents, impact modifiers, glass and carbon fibres, fillers, flame retardants and antioxidants.

7 Materials Selection
- It covers a summarised guidelines for selecting the best plastic material in a given application which begins with types of plastics, its general properties, suitable processing methods, choice of right additives and the cost effectiveness of the selected material.

Suitable for


People working in /as


o plastics production
o quality/technical control
o materials supplier
o sales and marketing department
o new comers in plastics industries and
o other related industries.



Assumed Skills and Knowledge 


The applicant is expected to have basic command of English.


Funding Incentives 

1.  10% Discount for SP Alumni
To enjoy this discount you must be a Diploma Graduate from Singapore Polytechnic.
Applicants who make a false declaration to enjoy the discount will be subjected to paying up to the full course fee and/or be legally persecuted.

2. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via SkillsFuture Portal within 30 days from course commencement date.


Certificate of Attendance will only be issued to participants who has successfully attained 75% attendance.

Trainer’s Profile

Mr. Pok Chin Siong is a retired Senior Lecturer (since April 2013) in the School of Chemical and Life Sciences at Singapore Polytechnic(SP) having served there for over 23 years. Outside of his SP-academic related duties, Chin Siong is a highly sought-after workshop facilitator and trainer for plastics industry personnel. His short courses have taken the form of: Public short course, In-house training sessions, Technical Seminars and Consultancy Work, all tailored for the plastics industries in Singapore. His most successful public short course is Engineering Thermoplastics For Injection Moulding which has seen a total of 31 runs over two decades.
More recently (Nov 2013 and Aug 2016) under PACE Academy Singapore Polytechnic, he has conducted 8 successful runs for the short course on " Fundamentals of Plastics Technology" for the Public.
Fundamentals Of Plastics Technology (from Nov 2013 till Aug 2016 - 8 runs)

Clients Attended Basf, Mitsui Chemicals, Teknor Apex, Lamipak Enviroment PL, Health Science Authority, Vicplas, Cardinal Health, Resin and Pigment, Seiko Instrument, Wah Sin Ind PL, SL Packaging, Sunnigdale, Texchem S'pore Pte Ltd, Baxter Healthcare, Asahi Kasei Plastics S'pore Pte Ltd, Euchem (Asia) Pte Ltd, Swees Engineering Co. Pte Ltd, Fu Yu Corporation Limited, DSTA, DSO, Celanese Pte Ltd, Alpha Plastics, Tanaka Kikinzoku S’pore PL, Eveready Manufacturing PL, LMS Technologies Pte Ltd, Sivantos Pte Ltd, Olympus Technologies Singapore, Cal-Comp  Precision (Singapore), Clariant (S’pore) PL, Kim Tat Plastic Industries, Midland Metals  Overseas  PL, The Polyolefin Company (S) Ptd., Illumina Singapore PL, Forefront Medical, MAP Plastics Pte Ltd, Plexchem Technologies, Becton Dickinson Medical (S) P, Nok Precision Component (S)PL, Kraiburg TPE Technology (M), AB Sciex Pte Ltd and San Ho Technologies PL.


Mr Pok Chin Siong graduated from the University of Malaya with a BSc in Chemistry with Diploma of Education in 1972.  He went on to obtain his Associated London School Of Plastics Technology (ALSPT- First Class Honours1986) and an MSc in Polymer Science With Distinction from the North London University (1987) in United Kingdom. Mr Pok is currently a Senior Adjunct Lecturer with the PACE Academy of Singapore Polytechnic.


Application Procedure

Applicants may apply for the course with the available schedule online.

Applicants who are successfully selected for the course will receive the letter of confirmation via email.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

A - Online Registration:
[1] Fill up the electronic form
[2] Once completed, click on the Submit button
[3] You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration
[4] Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.

B - Visit Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy counter at 500 Dover Road, Blk T1A, Level 1, Room T1A12.

Confirmed enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis, upon full payment of the course fee. Registration does not guarantee enrolment in the course.

Participants will receive a letter of confirmation via email if the course is confirmed and the registration accepted.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.


a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make ePayment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c) For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
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Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d) Cheques should be made payable to Singapore Polytechnic. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (CET Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

· 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
· Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
· On or after date of commencement - No refund
* Unless otherwise stated in the course webpage

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

* PACE Academy course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change without prior notice.






Course Date (9th Intake):
17 - 18 January 2017


15% Early bird discount 
(Before 27 December

Registration Closing Date:
05 January 2017


Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.


Singapore Polytechnic


9 AM to 6 PM


16 Hours


$727.60 (with GST)

10% Discount for SP Alumni (Applicable to Individual Only)

Please see Funding Incentives for more information.



Terms and Conditions


Course Trainer : Pok Chin Siong
[email protected]