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Welwyn Tool Supports New Plastic Welder Training Centre

Fri, 04 October, 2019

TWI has opened a new Plastic Welder Training Centre located at its Technology and Training premises in Middlesbrough.

The state-of-the-art training centre is the only facility in the UK that offers training and certification in plastic pipe welding, fabrication welding (hot gas and extrusion) and lining membrane welding in accordance with the European Standard for Approval Testing of Plastics Welders, EN 13067, via the internationally recognised CSWIP Certification Scheme.

From 2020, the centre will also offer courses in plastic pipe inspection for visual welding inspectors, as well as plastic welding inspectors.  

Welwyn Tool Group Ltd, the UK’s sales and service centre for the full range of Leister plastic welding and industrial process heat equipment, is supporting the purpose-built training centre by providing TWI with the latest equipment and tools, to support TWI’s team of plastic welding experts, who have been delivering courses for well over 20 years.

“We are very proud of the facility and look forward to welcoming many more attendees to the new look Plastic Welder Training Centre. It is also necessary that individuals attending the courses have access to the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and our partnership with Welwyn Tool underpins this”

- Scott Andrews, Principal Project Leader and CSWIP Plastics Welding Examiner, TWI Ltd

“Plastic welding trainees need to have exposure not only to the tried and trusted hand welding techniques, but also the comprehensive range of machines and extruders that are available for increased productivity when welding rigid plastics and flexible membrane. As such Welwyn Tool Group is excited to support TWI in this new training venture”

- Mark Hobbs, Commercial Director, Welwyn Tool Group Ltd

To discuss your requirements or to book a course please telephone Scott Andrews on 01223 899569 or email scott.andrews@twi.co.uk.

TWI’s plastic welder training expert, Tony Kraus, delivering lining membrane welding training using a Leister Geostar 5 at TWI’s Plastic Welder Training Centre in Middlesbrough
TWI’s plastic welder training expert, Tony Kraus, delivering lining membrane welding training using a Leister Geostar 5 at TWI’s Plastic Welder Training Centre in Middlesbrough

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