What is Plastics Engineering
Plastics Engineering involves the development and manufacturing of plastic materials. Plastics are either completely synthetic or semi-synthetic. While a Plastics Engineer possesses similar skills and abilities as a Materials Engineer, they are experts in all things plastic.
Due to the unique and sometimes stubborn properties of plastics, its own field of research and education has grown out of it. Plastics Engineers will have an intrinsic knowledge of the material properties of plastics and also how they are created.
While there is a lot of fascination with the impressive abilities and applications of plastic, it is a specialised field with limited career options depending on the country you wish to work in.