Plastic is one of the major parts of our lives which came in use on regular basis. There is a huge requirement in the market for plastic products as they are cheap, versatile and durable. Plastic use has been increased over substitute products like paper, rubber, wood and metals etc. Making your career in such field would be beneficial in country like India, as demand of such industries here is very high. For designing plastic products, one need to have knowledge of CAD system, Automatic Mould design, processing techniques and testing through flexural, compressive and tensile ways. Professionals mainly study and work on science of polymer that is based upon raw material available along with R&D methods.
Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology is an autonomous institute under Government of Chemical & Plastic Chemicals, government of India and Ministry of Petroleum & Chemical. This institute offer highly specialised and practical training on plastic technology based on international standards. With growing need in plastic industries, institute provide various activities through Regional Extension Center residing at multiple States. The interested candidates can even start their career right after their schooling.
To pursue an undergraduate degree in plastic engineering one need to select the best college across the country. This can help them to get into best industrial job through campus placement facility. B.Tech in mechanical, chemical or rubber technology can also be considered. Long and short term diploma in such technology can be carried out after 10th exam. Post graduate degrees can be availed by qualifying bachelor’s degree from same discipline. Those who are interested in carrying marketing or management jobs in plastic industry need to have management degree after their graduate programme. In plastic sectors, requirement of plastic professional has very high demand. Plastic and polymer companies have got evolved with multi core investments with biggest companies residing in India. Some of them are Reliance, Nocil, Spic and Finolex etc that produce raw material and research labs to develop new products.
Certain university and college offer these courses are- University College of Science and Technology, Tezpur University, LD College of Engineering, Anna University, Cochin University and Maharashtra Institute of Technology etc. The public sectors like Oil Indian Limited, Ministry of petroleum & chemical, Polymer Corporation and Petroleum research laboratory etc has greater requirement of plastic technologists. Private companies hold various petrochemical engineering plants. In which plastic marketing and production plays vital role, attractive employment opportunities are available.