Plastic Engineering consists of processing, designing, developing, and manufacturing plastic products. Plastic is a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers and they can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form. Plastic engineers deal with plastic materials and plastic machineries. Plastic machineries include devices, tools and machines used to make plastic products. Like other engineering disciplines, in plastic engineering too, economics play an important role. The cost of plastic material varies depending upon the quality of plastic used in the product. Now, plastic can be recycled but that affects its consistency, recycled plastic has less consistency as compared to fresh one. Electrical and electronic equipment and motor vehicle markets together accounted for 58 percent of engineered plastics demand in 2003. Engineered plastics demand in the US was estimated at $9,702 million in 2007.
Oneindia education has identified a few renowned institutions that offer B.Tech in Plastic Engineering.
Central Institute of Plastics and Technology, Aurangabad
CIPET is an ISO 9001:2008 QMS, NABL, ISO/IEC 17020 accredited premier national Institution devoted to Academic, Technology Support & Research (ATR) activities for the growth of polymer and allied industries in the country. CIPET operates on hub and spokes model with 23 locations spread across the length and breadth of the country. CIPET has 16 centres at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Hajipur, Haldia, Imphal, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mysore and Panipat. All the CIPET centres have state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities in the areas of design, CAD/CAM/CAE, tooling & mould manufacturing, plastics processing, testing and quality control to cater to the needs of polymer & allied industries in the country.
Plot No. 3/2J,
MIDC Industrial Area,
Chikalthana, Aurangabad- 43100
Phone: 2478301, 2473530
Anna University, Chennai
Rubber & plastic department is one of the pioneering departments of the legendary institution Madras Institute of technology (MIT). The department was started in 1988 with an aim to ensure that each student coming into contact with the faculty develops his/her versatility to emerge as the fittest in this ever changing industrial scenario. The department aims to mould personalities sharing a strong bonding with the humanity blended with the art of self empowerment.
Madras Institute of Technology,
Pin code : 6000 44, India
Phone: +91 44 22230850 / 222373777 / 22237276
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur
The Department of Plastic Technology was established in 1964. At that time, B.Sc in Chemical Technology degree course of 3-year duration was started. In 1991, the course was upgraded to B.Tech 4-year degree course. Besides this, the department also offers Doctoral programme in Plastic Technology & Applied Chemistry. The curriculum of these programmes encompasses latest developments in the field as well as present and future needs of the industry.
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute
Nawabganj, Kanpur (U.P.) - 208 002
Phone : +91-512-2534001-05
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
The North Maharashtra University is one of the upcoming universities in India, the University was established on 15th August, 1990 under the Maharashtra University Act No. XXIX of 1989 as a teaching and affiliating university. It actually started its academic and administrative activities under the leadership of Prof. Dr. N. K. Thakare, the first Vice Chancellor of the university, from the academic year 1991-92. The jurisdiction of North Maharashtra University is spread over three districts of north Maharashtra i.e. Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar.
North Maharashtra University,
P. O. Box No. 80,
Jalgaon - 425001 (M.S.) India
Phone: +91-0257- 2257250