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Intrusion Molding and its Recycled Plastics Applications

Course description
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325
Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
Cost: $1,200.00 USD
CEU's: 0.8
Instructor: Mr. Christopher Paige

Course Overview

This one-day course will cover the Intrusion Molding Process, recycled plastics applied applications and trouble-shooting problems that can occur with these types of processing equipment. There will be video demonstrations on the operations of Intrusion Molding.

Instructor Biography:


Christopher (Chris) Paige holds a M. S. Degree in Plastics Engineering - 2005 (University of Massachusetts – Lowell) and a M.S. Degree in Polymer Chemistry – 1991 (University of Cincinnati). He is a member of Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), American Chemical Society (ACS) and America Society of Materials (ASM) and has over 30 years’ experience, working in Industry. As a Laboratory Manager, at the University of Akron, Chris performed numerous hands-on plastics processing projects, for domestic and International corporate clients. He is a subject matter expert on Single Screw Extrusion, Twin Screw Extrusion, Blown Film Processing, 3-D Printing, Thermoforming and Injection Molding. Chris also trained Graduate and Undergraduate students on the hands-on operation of Large scale plastic processing equipment and characterization equipment (Thermal Analysis and mechanical Inston), while at the University of Akron.

Intrusion Molding

  • Materials used for the Intrusion Molding Process - Recycled post-consumer plastics.
  • Extruder, Auto Fill Carousel Molds, Auto Ejection Systems - Water Bath Cooling.
  • Intrusion Molding Cost.
  • Advantages of the Intrusion Molding Process.
  • Disadvantages of the Intrusion Molding Process, in that the process is not suitable for thin walled or Intricate detailed products).
  • Preventive Maintenance and Safety Precautions.

Applications of the Intrusion Molding Process

  • Plastic Lumber products, from similar recycled plastics.
  • Plastic Fence Post, from mixed recycled plastics.

Trouble Shooting and Resolving Intrusion Molding Problems or Issues

  • What is Trouble-Shooting? – Note: Trouble- shooting is not Process Development or Process Scale-Up.
  • Identification of the problems or Issues that can occur, with Intrusion Molding equipment.
  • Finding the Best Approach to resolving Intrusion Molding Problems, or Issues.

Video Demonstration of an Operational Intrusion Molder

  • Video Demonstration of an Operational Intrusion Molder


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

Registration information: Registration shall remain open until posted as closed on the course listing on this site.

Registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, phone, fax or mail—will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policy.