Synthetic materials

Description

The production and characteristics of synthetic materials such as synthetic fibres, synthetic paper, synthetic resins or synthetic rubber.

Alternative labels

synthetic fibres
synthetic paper
synthetic rubber
materials which are synthetic
synthetic resins

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Synthetic materials is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Synthetic materials engineer: Synthetic materials engineers develop new synthetic materials processes or improve existing ones. They design and construct installations and machines for the production of synthetic materials and examine samples of raw materials in order to ensure quality.
Coagulation operator: Coagulation operators control machines to coagulate synthetic rubber latex into rubber crumb slurry. They prepare these rubber crumbs for finishing processes. Coagulation operators examine the appearance of the crumbs and adjust the operation of filters, shaker screens and hammer mills to remove moisture from the rubber crumbs.

Optional knowledge

Synthetic materials is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Manufacturing manager: Manufacturing managers plan, oversee and direct the manufacturing process in an organisation. They ensure products and services are efficiently produced within the timeframe and budget given.
Chemical plant manager: Chemical plant managers coordinate the day-to-day production of chemical products ensuring the quality of products and equipment, the safety of personnel and protection of the environment. They define and implement the investment budget, deploy industrial objectives and manage the unit as a profit center representing the company in its economic and social environment.
Fibre machine tender: Fibre machine tenders operate and maintain extrusion machines that form sliver from filaments. They work with synthetic materials such as fiberglass or liquid polymer or non-synthetic materials such as rayon.

 


 

References

  1. Synthetic materials – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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