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LEARN Advanced Manufacturing PRACTISE Processes for Sustainable & IMPLEMENT™ Polymer-based Materials Organised by: Funded by:

Due to an increasing number of regulations targeting environmental protection and sustainability, new technologies and best practices have to be adopted by manufacturers and users of polymer products worldwide. This course introduces alternative polymer materials, assesses respective changes to polymer processing technologies and outlines quality control measures that are of emerging interest in view of this global trend towards sustainability. About this Programme Advanced sustainable polymer processing solutions are essential to be considered across a wide range of industry sectors. The course imparts concepts of sustainability and methods of assessing and reducing environmental impact and carbon footprint. Participants will be exposed to an immersed learning environment, guided by polymer-based material and process case studies based on SIMTech’s long-standing expertise and industry support across a wide range of polymer processing technologies. The course content will enable polymer product developers and manufacturers to make informed choices based on existing market-ready materials and processes, as well as emerging solutions, to achieve higher levels of sustainable manufacturing. Who Should Attend This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of technical managers, product designers, production managers, engineers and technical sales personnel for polymer processing.

Course Outline Skills Course Reference Number: CRS-N-0052305 ( 40 training hours) The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and hands-on sessions to better equip participants with practical tools and techniques to optimise state-of-the-art polymer- based manufacturing processes for reduced environmental impact. Case studies and project work are an integral element of the course structure to train participants to make informed decisions and implement actual processing solutions. Course Fee and Funding • The nett course fee for all Singaporeans and SPRs aged 21 years old and above is S$1,200 (before GST). • Employees fully sponsored by SMEs can claim an additional 20% of the full course fee with the Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Funding scheme, subject to approval by SSG. • Singaporeans aged 40 years and above can claim an additional 20% of the full course fee with the Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES). • Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset course fees (for self-sponsored registrations only). • The full course fee before funding is S$4,000 (before GST). For more information about the funding, please visit SkillsFuture Singapore website at

About the Trainers Dr Lau Soo Khim is a Senior Scientist in SIMTech with over 20 years of extensive experience in applied research and development of technology in the field of polymers. She has her professional training in Polymer Science and Technology, graduating with a MSc degree and PhD from Loughborough University of Technology, UK. She has worked with several companies in development of polymer based products, material formulations, and process troubleshooting. Her current research areas are in development of green polymer foams using supercritical CO2, PET recycling, thermoplastic starch and its blends for sustainability. Dr Jonathan S.C. Low is a Senior Scientist and the Group Manager of the Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering Group at A*STAR SIMTech. Through his roles, he works with the industry to understand their sustainability needs and develop strategies to drive the industry adoption of sustainable manufacturing technologies. He has also trained over 100 PMETs to conduct carbon footprint assessment under SSG’s Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) framework, and currently serves as a member of Singapore’s Technical Committee for Environmental Management and ISO Technical Committee 323 – Circular Economy. Dr Teo Wern Sze is a Senior Scientist at SIMTech with strong interest in the development of advanced sustainable engineering composites for future generations. She received her M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and her undergraduate and Ph.D training in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, UK, in 2008. Her research interests are in understanding the material-process-property interaction, thermo-mechanical effects and the fracture performance of new polymer composites that harness bio-derived or pro-circular economy resources. Mr Christopher Chew, a Manager with Feconix Pte Ltd, is responsible for biopolymer applications development. Feconix Pte Ltd supplies green plastics, namely biodegradable thermoplastic starch based polymers to meet increasing interest in such product amidst the global trend towards sustainable plastics. Christopher has been studying developments related to biopolymers and their applications. Being in the frontline in providing support to his customers over past 2 years, he has much to share in addressing some misconceptions in the use of biopolymers, difference between compostable & biodegradable, biodegradability test methods & standards, and types of certification. When and Where Dates: Please visit our website at for the course schedule. Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm Venue: Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, Level 8, Singapore 138634 Registration Please register online at Contact Us For general enquiries, please contact: Ms Joyce Ling, Industry Development Manager at [email protected] For technical information, please contact: Scan the QR code Dr Lau Soo Khim, Senior Scientist I, at [email protected] for more information. 09/2020

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