A specialist blow molding training facility at the RPC Group plc's RPC Promens Industrial UK factory in Rushden, England, is set to help the next generation of skilled workers while also educating customers on the process of plastic container manufacturing.
The new training center has been established within a dedicated area of the factory and features a GDK blow molding machine for practical work and demonstrations, along with a separate training and lecture room.
The facility will enable workers throughout RPC's blow molding operations to further improve their skills, as well as allowing new employees and apprentices to combine their work in the factory with both practical and theory learning in the training facility.
Courses will also be made available to external parties and school visits.
In addition, a special “introduction to blow molding” course will be set up for customers to give them some hands-on lessons about the process.
The site's technical development manager Carl Boniface said: “As the market leader in blow molding, we have an immense knowledge base and in-house expertise.
“Maintaining and further developing these skills is essential and we believe we can best achieve this through the establishment of our own training programs, which will combine the necessary theory and practical training with the real-life requirements of a busy manufacturing operation.”