Supplier creates customers of the future

More and more emphasis is being placed on training and education to help the plastics industry develop the employees of the future. That means that colleges and other training centers need support from suppliers for everything from machinery and auxiliary equipment to raw materials. The Dyna-Purge Divison of Shuman Plastics Inc., is doing its part to help out these institutions by working with approximately 30 colleges and universities throughout the United States, providing training and purging compounds for their polymer programs.

“Some of these polymer science departments are reaching out to the private sector because they are challenged to come up with the resources required to continue these programs. State funding and grant monies have dried up,” Tim Cutler, VP of Dyna-Purge, told PlasticsToday. “Unless there’s cooperation or partnerships with companies like ours, they’re not going to get the resources they need.”

As one example, Dyna-Purge ( purging compounds are being used in laboratories at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY. RIT ( is one of the world’s leading technological institutions, offering a wide variety of academic programs, including materials science and engineering. RIT laboratories utilize sate-of-the-art equipment to engage students in learning and to conduct research....

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