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Is it for me?

Individuals with little or no previous experience of manual welding processes, but wishing to learn them, including maintenance staff required to install and repair plastic fabrications, welding engineers unfamiliar with these processes and engineering apprentices.

What will I learn?

Introduction to common thermoplastics (PVC, PP, PE, PVDF); common processing techniques; weld symbols; joint preparation (including hand tools); defects and how to avoid them; process control; inspection and testing; health and safety; introduction to CSWIP certification; practical hot gas welding and extrusion welding of PE and PP sheet..

What will I leave with?

  • To understand practical welding - hot gas and extrusion
  • To identify the common plastics materials
  • To implement procedure control and safe operation
  • To understand weld properties
  • To identify faults/defects and how to avoid them

Course Duration:
Six days in total covering:
  • Hot gas appreciation - 1 day
  • Hot gas and extrusion - 2 days
  • Extrusion welding - 2 days
  • Injection welding - 1 day

What else should I know?

An examination leading to CSWIP certification can be provided following this course if required. Tailored courses (1-5 days) can be designed to meet the needs of individual companies, and delivered in-house or at one of our training centres (Middlesbrough or Cambridge). Please see case studies below for examples of our bespoke training services.


Welding Guides:


Certification in Plastics Welding
TWI offers certification aligned to the British and European standard for approved testing of plastics welders (BS EN 13067) and also entry level certification, via the internationally recognised CSWIP Scheme for Personnel (CSWIP).

To discuss your requirements or to book a course please telephone Scott Andrews on 01223 899569 or email Scott Andrews.

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