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CCT- Cast Polymer

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While sports parts, yacht hulls and bridge decks can be the centerpieces of the composites industry, the fabrication of cast polymer bath and kitchen fixtures is a vital and lucrative segment. For over half a century, kitchen and bath manufacturers have been combining resins with a variety of fillers, additives, pigments and performance enhancers to create glossy, gorgeous products in many colors and patterns. The new home and remodeling markets depend on the variety of vanity tops, bathtubs, shower stalls, kitchen countertops and other components produced with composites.

Achieving the Certified Composites Technician (CCT) designation helps industry professionals market their knowledge and expertise.

As a candidate for the CCT-Cast Polymer, one can expect to see the following subject matters addressed in the study materials, as well as the certification examination.

Program Overview - Cast Polymer

  • Composites Manufacturing Process
    • Gel Coat
    • Functional Fillers and Cast Polymers
  • Gel Coat Application
    • Pre Gel Coat Procedures: Mold Preparation and Set-up
    • Overview of Spray-gun Set-up
    • Gel Coat Application Methods
  • Matrix Casting Techniques for Gel Coated Products
    • Introduction to Matrix Casting Technology
    • Casting
    • Troubleshooting
  • Controlled Spraying for Cast Polymer Production
    • Introduction to Controlled Spraying
    • Spray-gun Set-up and Calibration
    • Overspray Containment Flanges
  • Fluid Handling Equipment Principles
    • Plural Component Application Equipment
    • Fluid Pumps and Catalyst Delivery
    • Equipment Maintenance
  • Cast Polymer Plant Safety
    • Chemical Safety
    • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
    • Housekeeping and Safety
  • Cast Polymer Quality Assurance
    • The Approach to Quality
    • Management Roles in Quality Assurance
    • Building a Quality System