Plastics processes is the plastics processing industry, which includes polymer materials but also composite materials. For half a century, the use of plastics has increased tenfold in all sectors of the packaging, construction, transport, medical industries, etc. due to their exceptional specific properties.

Circular economy and biobased materials

Plastics are often looked upon disapprovingly but they can actually be a sensible alternative to other heavier and more energy-intensive materials. The plastics industry needs to therefore initiate a change to reduce its environmental impact. The development of recycling but also of eco-design towards the development of a circular economy is a way forward. At the same time, ever more technical and sometimes biobased plastics must be developed, for example to meet the need for weight reduction in the transport sector or to provide new functionalities for the medical sectors.

Top class training

The plastics industry today represents nearly 230,000 employees in France and 5,000 companies which, in 90% of cases, have difficulty recruiting. Facing all these challenges, IMT Nord Europe offers several top class training courses in this field through the general engineer training cycle, apprenticeship engineering or specialised masters courses.

Our processes & materials trainings

Become an engineer through continuous training

The engineering degree from IMT Nord Europe is available to you through continuous training leading to a degree. It is intended for senior French or foreign technicians holding a scientific or technical 2-year diploma and with at least 3 years…

Future focus excellence seminars

Learn about major innovations thanks to the Future Focus excellence seminars. The themes selected meet the business needs of manufacturers to support them in their transformations and meet current skills development needs, such as “DevOps”, “Smarcities”, “Air and odours”.

General engineering

You are interested in the engineering degree and it’s a good choice. The profession is at the heart of the major industrial, environmental and societal challenges of our world. The general engineering course allows you to meet these challenges and…

MS Products and processes of the concrete industry

The concrete industry has a turnover of 31 billion euros in Europe (excluding VAT) and has 8,000 factories employing over 210,000 people. In France it represents 634 companies and 906 centres producing 32 million tonnes of products each year. Of…


A PhD is the highest degree awarded at the university and carries international recognition. Training and a degree that represent a major asset for companies, both private and public, with profiles dedicated to research and innovation.

Plastics and composite materials

Develop your expertise in plastics and composite materials, particularly sought after in this high-tech industry. These 3 years of training at IMT Nord Europe will reconcile your theoretical knowledge and practical skills and give you a 5-year degree, accessible through…

Semester in Composites Materials

IMT Nord Europe has developed a range of programs provided in English. International students get the opportunity to study semesters totally taught in English.