Virtual Training – Fundamentals of the Polymers Business

30-Aug-2022 to 2-Sep-2022 | Start Time: 7:00AM London / 10:00AM UAE / 2:00PM Singapore
6-Dec-2022 to 9-Dec-2022 | Start Time: 9:00AM New York / 2:00PM London / 6:00PM UAE

Course Overview

The polymers industry has gone through dynamic changes over the years. The rise of sustainability commitments challenged the business models of many companies. To stay relevant, aligning strategies with regulations and consumer preferences is critical but it is equally important to protect traditional applications. On the other hand, geo-political tensions and logistics challenges widens supply and demand gaps impacting the global trade flow.

How is your organisation adapting to these changes?

Gather comprehensive insights to help you defend your market position while displaying a strong business outlook.  To help you achieve these goals, ICIS delivers the first Fundamentals of the Polymers Business Virtual Training Course this August. As health and safety becomes the utmost priority, this new way of learning breaks limitation of gaining product knowledge and market insights during this unique time.

Key topics include

  • Across-the-board overview of the polymers value chain – from feedstock dynamics and basic derivatives to major application markets
  • Plastic processing fundamentals – major processing techniques and their applications. Examples include injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming and more
  • Comprehensive insight into major polymer markets such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and styrenics
  • Pricing and markets – key cost and price drivers
  • Industry trends and company strategies outlook

Who should attend?

The course is suitable to all levels of professionals working in the polymer and petrochemicals industry who would like to get a solid understanding of the business and its progress including those in roles and functions such as:

  • Purchasing/Procurement Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Sales/Business Development
  • Logistics
  • Traders
  • Marketing
  • Finance/HR
  • Research and Development
  • Market Analysts
  • Sustainability/Circular Economy

Course fees

$1,500 (+UK VAT at 20% if applicable)*

30 August – 2 September 2022 | 7.00AM London / 10.00AM UAE / 2.00PM Singapore (EMEA/GST/Asia)
REGISTER HERE (30 August – 2 September 2022)

6-9 December 2022 | 9.00AM New York / 2.00PM London / 6.00PM UAE (Americas/EMEA/GST)
REGISTER HERE (6-9 December 2022)

*NB: Please enter your VAT number (or local equivalent) on our payment page, otherwise UK VAT at 20% will be applied. Customers based in the UK will be charged UK VAT at 20% whether or not a VAT number is provided.

For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Jerricor Dayrit Asia/Middle East
Tel: +65 6780 4321

Ali Ahmad Europe/Americas
Tel: +44 207 911 1478

What to expect in the virtual training?

  • Fully digital platform

All sessions will be accessed virtually from your computer, tablet or mobile, giving you the flexibility of taking the course at your chosen location and device.

  • Live and interactive sessions

Understanding the relevance of getting access to information real time, the course will be delivered live including interactive sessions providing you with a platform to engage with trainers and other delegates.

  • Modular approach

The course will run over 4 days with a total of 12 hours of tuition time.

  • Timely and comprehensive agenda topics

Each module will touch on the areas that shape the current trends within the plastics recycling industry, coupled with future challenges and outlook


Paul Cherry

Dr. Paul Cherry

Dr. Paul Cherry has more than 25 years of experience in the petrochemical industry, predominantly working for Lyondell Basell and its predecessor companies, Basell, Montell and Shell Chemicals. His early career was spent in laboratory, technical service & product development, manufacturing, sales and procurement roles in Australia. From 2002 to 2010 he was based in Hong Kong and was responsible for supply chain and procurement activities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Dr. Paul currently works at Officium Projects, a company offering technical, procurement, market and strategic consulting to the petrochemical and polymer industries as well as the ICIS training business.

Paul has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy majoring in polymer science both from the University of Melbourne.

Bespoke Training Solutions

ICIS works alongside our clients to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We’ll pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Save money on transportation and accommodation, with training at a convenient location
  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

To enquire about in-house training for this course please click here and a member of our team will get back to you.

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