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Edinburgh Napier University: Polymer Technology Unit

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the top ten universities in the UK for graduate employability. With 15,000 students from over 100 countries we are one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland.

Our full-time and part-time Polymer Engineering programmes are accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3).

Our growing Polymer Alumni can be found throughout the global polymer manufacture, conversion and end-user industries.  


BEng/BEng Hons Polymer Engineering
MSc Polymer Engineering
MSc Advanced Materials Engineering
Polymer Study Tour
4 day residential course for secondary school teachers


Centre of Excellence for:
Plastics Product Design, Polymer Materials, Polymer Processing, Polymer Characterisation and Testing.
Scotland's National Centre for Polymer Processing for over 40 years, providing: 
Education; Research; Consultancy

Contact Details

Colin Hindle
Lecturer in Polymer Technology
+44 (0)131 455 2622
+44 (0)131 455 2264
E-mail Address

Edinburgh Napier University: Polymer Technology Unit
School of Engineering & Built Environment
Edinburgh Napier University
Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT

Corporate Members

Technical Info from SPRA

  • Materials Thermoplastics, Thermosets, Elastomers, Additives.
  • Processes Moulding, Extrusion, Thermoforming, Ancillaries.
  • Design Product, Mould, CAE, Testing.
  • Applications Healthcare, Packaging, Electronics, Other Markets.
  • Environment Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Legislation, Energy.
  • Business Issues Network, Seminars, Competitiveness, Innovation, Regulation.