UML Plastics 2015

About the Seminars

Highly Effective Technical Instruction in Plastics Manufacturing, Design and Quality Control

students in the classroom

The Plastics Seminars and Workshops at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are highly respected throughout the plastics industry as a proven method of gaining both theoretical and practical information. Offered by the Division of Online and Continuing Education and the Department of Plastics Engineering for the past 30 years, these seminars and workshops provide effective technical instruction applicable to plastics materials, processes, design and quality control.

Who Should Attend

These seminars are designed for technical and non-technical audiences, including manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. Professionals in the areas of production, engineering, design, packaging, management, purchasing and marketing can benefit from the programs in this series. More specifically, the appropriate audience for each seminar can be determined from the seminar descriptions.

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About the University

UMass Lowell offers degree programs at all levels through the doctorate, and is one of New England’s largest public educators in the areas of engineering and science. The University has a well-established tradition of providing highly-trained, innovative professionals for the region’s high-tech industry. As a comprehensive, research-driven center for professional education, UMass Lowell maintains a faculty that is sensitive to the practical needs of industry and contributes substantially to the region’s economic development. The University's Division of Online and Continuing Education is one of the region's largest providers of professional education and training, offering part-time credit and noncredit courses on campus, online, and onsite at company locations worldwide.

A World Leader in Plastics Engineering

UMass Lowell’s Department of Plastics Engineering was established in 1954 and houses the first accredited undergraduate program in Plastics Engineering in the United States. In addition to the bachelor’s degree, the department offers master’s and doctoral degrees in Plastics Engineering. Staffed by internationally respected experts and authors of definitive plastics engineering texts, the department is a unique forum for discussing contemporary issues in the plastics industry.


Located in historic Lowell, half an hour from Boston, UMass Lowell holds its Plastics Seminars and Workshops on UMass Lowell North in the Herbert Ball Engineering Building. All major processes are represented in our well-equipped plastics processing laboratories. Most seminars involve hands-on workshops in the University's state-of-the-art labs.

UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies Building

UMass Lowell's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, which opened in 2012.