Following a very successful course in 2019 we are delilghted to be returning to Victrex again. We are excited to be able to bring you a course hosted by the world's leading manufacturer of PEEK and PEAK-based polymers where you will be able to see polymer manufacturing and processing first-hand. During the Tour you will hear from experts in their field on all aspects of polymers relating to the curriculum and you will have the unique opportinity to look around the Victrex site. The first day covers the basics of the structure, properties, applications and processing of polymers and the focus of the second day is a visit to the Victrex site.
The 2022 Tour at Victrex is exclusively for teachers from University Technical Colleges and will take place on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 June.
Day 1 - Sunday
1030 Arrival at hotel and refreshments
1100 Welcome and introductions
1115 Introduction to polymers – structure, properties and processing
1345 Structure, properties and processing practical
1500 Applications of polymers
1600 Smart polymers lecture and practical
1700 Check in to rooms and get settled
1830 Conference dinner
Day 2 - Monday
0900 Travel to Victrex
0945 Introduction to day 2
1100 Company Tours
1400 Polymers and the environment
1500 How you can use what you have learnt
1545 Feedback discussion
1630 Course closes and depart
The first day of the course will be taking place at the hotel where we are staying:
The Cartford Inn
Cartford Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0YP
You can find out more about the hotel at www.thecartfordinn.co.uk.
We will store your bags securely during the day and will formally check-in at the end of the day’s sessions at 1700. All refreshments and meals will be provided.
On Monday morning, after breakfast, we will move over to the Victrex site in Thornton Cleveleys for the day and the course will conclude here.
Victrex Technology Centre, Hillhouse International, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 4QA You can find out more about the company at www.victrex.com.
If you are travelling by public transport we will store your bags securely throughout the day.
We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to get to and from the course using public transport. The hotel is 5.5 miles away from Poulton-le-Fylde railway station so is easily accessed by taxi. For those travelling by public transport we will arrange your transfer to Victrex from the hotel and from Victrex to Poulton Station once the course has finished.
If you would prefer to travel by car the hotel and company have car parking available, though we accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or damage to your vehicle or its contents during the course. You will be able to drive to Victrex on Monday morning so your car is with you ready to depart at the end of the course.
Register to attend the 2022 Lancashire Polymer Study Tour at Victrex, 26-27 June
Please note that this Tour is being run exclusively for teachers from UTCs.