Robert Maes

Not every plastic is suitable for this specific processing process. We will discuss the material properties of different plastics and the process parameters that influence them. After the Blow Forms course, participants are able to explain the behavior of plastics in the blast extrusion process and to remedy process disruptions.

The Maes Insight trainers have successfully trained employees from the plastics industry for many years. Our teachers know the work floor. They treat the subject matter briefly and concisely, interactively based on the practical situation of the participants.

​Duration 45 hours – Skill Level Experienced

Afterwards, the student knows:

  • adjust and adjust the bladder extruder
  • analyze process disruptions and solve common problems
  • assess the influence of different process parameters
  • to monitor the quality of the final product

Skills covered in this course

  • ​Block A – Plastic knowledge
  • Block B – Machine knowledge
  • Block C – Process knowledge

For use in

  • operators
  • machine operators
  • mechanics
  • foremen
  • bosses
  • overseers
  • workmasters
  • employees who want to increase their practical understanding of the extrusion process

Work and think level

  • MTO
  • the curriculum of the programs Extruding 1 & 2
  • sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language

The course can be adapted for each level in consultation with the company.


  • insight into the extrusion process
  • quality assurance
  • system and organization
  • process analysis and control cards
  • build-up control card
  • quality manual
  • set conditions for processes
    requirements and costs
  • basic statistics: histogram, normal distribution, mean and spread (calculate)
  • determine variability
  • statistical process control
  • View and understand internal QSP system
  • measuring instruments
  • problem analysis on the basis of own measurement results
    cause and symptom of extrusion problems,
  • distinguishing and problem solving


  • Plastics essentials
  • Applicability
  • Datasheets

​”Just evaluated: we are well satisfied with the course.”