The Malaysian polymer industry to have a qualified and competent workforce.
The main objectives of the PRIM are to promote the development of polymer science and technology; to encourage the development of education for the training of managers, chemists, physicists, engineers, technologists and others engaged in the polymer industries.
To award diplomas as the means of recognizing and raising status of suitably qualified persons working in the polymer industries.
To promote the dissemination of knowledge of polymer science and technology by meetings, seminars and publications.
To provide a means of assessing among persons interested in all aspects of the industry including the production, investigation. manufacture and application of polymers.
To carry out any activities for voluntary and charitable purposes.
Management Committee 2016/2019
PRESIDENT: PONG Kai See
VICE-PRESIDENT (PLASTICS): Muzafar Zulkifli
VICE-PRESIDENT (RUBBER): CHAN Von Lian
HON. SECRETARY: SIN Yoong Cheong
HON. TREASURER: SIN Siew Mun
Asst. HON SECRETARY: Mabel SIA Chang Pei
Asst. TREASURER: Stanely LIM Hock Eng
CHAN Pak Kuen
Dr. ONG Siew Kooi
Dr. Mustapha Ngah
Dr. Abu Amu
Dr. Manroshan Singh
The different grades of membership are designed to reflect the different levels of professional achievement of its members (see slides). These also provide a career path and incentive for members to rise through the ranks as they gain competence through examination or working experience. A Diploma Member or Graduate Member can, through experience working in the industry, upgrade to Member and even to Fellow.
Members receive free copy of the Institute’s newsletter and bulletin and free admission to technical talks and are entitled to special rates to Conferences and Seminars organised by the Institute. PRIM organises an annual Polymer Seminar, usually in March. PRIM initiated and are a major sponsor of the National Symposium of Polymer Materials (NSPM) which is now into its fourteenth year.
The Institute is organised into 5 major sections: rubber, plastics, education, membership and publication & communication. The Institute is basically run on a voluntary basis and members can volunteer to serve in any or all of the 5 sections. In addition, a Young Members’ Section is just starting up under the leadership of committee member Francesca Netto. Activities planned include all the above mentioned plus social events and factory visits.
GPRIM, ACLT, SCLT programmes – beyond DPRIM
In 2015 PRIM worked with Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) to start the Graduateship in Rubber Technology (GPRIM) programme. Students reading UniKL’s Bachelor in Polymer Engineering or Diploma in Polymer Engineering undergo an extended programme comprising 4 months industrial placement with a rubber company and 2 months advanced