As a part of the Industrial Chemistry course (CHEM420), the department of Chemistry at Bekaa Campus organized a field trip to Panda-Plast Factory in Niha. Participating students were accompanied by Dr. Sami Tlais, Chemistry Program’s Coordinator at Bekaa Campus and course instructor, Dr. Ali Ghadban.
The Production Manager, Mr. Ali Droobi, welcomed the visitors and guided them throughout the visit. Mr. Droobi, showed the students the step-by-step production of several pieces starting from small lids, plastic bags, gallons, pipes, various plastic houseware products and plastic water tanks of various sizes. The aforementioned pieces are obtained by using different instruments and methodologies as injection molding, extruders, film blowing, and large grinders and blenders. The students were asked to submit a report about the visit which will constitute a part of their final grade.