Consulting

Our strategic advisory team helps customers to navigate the road ahead by successful strategic choices.

  • Strategic advisory combines the experience from different aspects of Norner's operations and support clients with successful strategic choices.
  • Norner market- and application understanding and value chain approach are essential elements in developing strategies for product development and launch.
  • We help clients to be successful in strategic choices, to create added value, to achieve a superior cost position and to set up innovation organization and tools.
  • Norner has experience and methodology that, when facing complex issues, identifies elegant and profitable solutions which serves as a foundation for sound business decisions.

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In order to develop a business and market strategy it is important to understand the market, technologies and current products on one hand as well as how the current capabilities in own organisation and assets can be developed to offer better products and services on the other.

We have the expertise to help our clients in different ways to understand their market and the evolving market needs. We will combine this with technical understanding of available assets and capabilities and develop strategies for improvement to create added value.

These services can include:

  • Strategic studies
  • Market and product
  • Raw materials and feedstock
  • Technology strategy

An important part of the profit equation is the cost and understanding how this can be influenced by smart strategic developments. We understand how different factors like raw material sourcing as well as product mix will affect the cost. 

Based on analysis and understanding of your operations and organisation we can help you to reduce costs in these areas. 

  • Strategic raw material optimisation and sourcing
  • Additive optimisation program
  • Product harmonisation and SKU reduction
  • Make/buy strategies

Norner contributes in development of high quality, innovative and sustainable polymer solutions. Polymers, plastics and their modification with additives and modifiers is a critical factor for all applications and markets where we provide our services. Circular economy has also become a key topic for the plastics industry and Norner is heavily involved in such projects. 

When you are considering your strategic choices for improving the value of your operation, we can help you to identify, select and develop the way forward

  • Value added product strategy
  • Asset capabilities
  • Sustainable solutions for a circular economy 
  • Quality evaluation and improvement

Norner helps customer to innovate both through our own technology centre as well as helping to create a better environment for them. Capability for innovation depend on competences, facilities as well as organisation and structure.

With our experience from the industry, our advisors can offer you unique support and problem-solving in this area

  • R&D portfolio strategy and innovation lifecycle
  • Innovation centre (R&D and PADC) design and operation
  • Empowered X-functional teams
  • Segment development teams

Training and competence are critical factors for business and profitability. 

Our Norner Academy training and seminars are specialised programmes and customised to each client or group. We will organise these in good dialogue and planning with our client in order to create an interesting training content.

Typical participants for these courses are Production Personnel, Product Designers and Developers, Packaging Developers, Sales and Marketing, Purchasing, Technologists in the plastics industry or others who deal with plastics in their work.

These programmes can cover a wide range of subjects in the field of polymer technology based in individual requirement at our client and different level of complexity. Some relevant subjects of the plastics technology are:

  • Polymer structure and properties
  • Circular economy and material recycling
  • Polymer technology, production and markets
  • Plastics end use applications and requirements
  • Additives for the plastic industry
  • Plastics processing technologies and applications

Our modular portfolio of plastics technology courses will strengthen the qualifications of the participants in plastics, technology and markets, processing techniques, end use applications and recycling.

A Norner Academy program can be arranged at the site of the customer or in the labs and facilities of Norner depending on facilities required. Our training will be tailor made to cover high level insight for management, specific technologies for technical organisations, testing and lab methods for experts as well as training for non-plastic professionals.

This is a unique opportunity to tailor high quality training and tutorials for your needs.  We offer platform based courses: Introduction, advanced and tutorial courses and seminars. 

 

Norner Academy training and seminars

The Norner Academy program is modular and we divide it in three different levels or categories illustrated below. 

Contact us and receive more information about our courses.

Level 1 – Introduction seminars

Typical duration 1 day per topic

  • Thermoplastics materials and their properties
  • Polymer processing technology and applications
  • PE (Polyethylene) market, materials and applications
  • PP (Polypropylene) market, materials and applications
  • PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) market, materials and applications
  • Introduction to Bioplastics, raw materials and applications
  • Polyolefin additives introduction
  • Material failures and root causes
  • Introduction to plastics and rubber in Oil and Gas
  • Introduction to plastics and polymers in Automotive
  • Plastics in Packaging, materials, properties and applications
  • Polymer Masterbatch and concentrates
  • Failures and failure analysis in plastics

Level 2 – Advanced seminars

Typical duration is 1-2 day per topic

  • Polyolefin technologies, processes, catalysts, monomers and products
  • PE products and structure-property relationships
  • PP products and structure-property relationships
  • Recycling technology and optimisation
  • Additives for stabilisation and durability of polymers
  • Additivation and nucleation of Polyolefins
  • Degradation and durability of plastics
  • Polymerisation and catalysts
  • Failure analysis with case studies
  • Injection moulding and applications of PE and PP
  • Injection moulding, materials for technical applications and requirements
  • Injection moulding, materials for packaging and requirements
  • Film extrusion, applications and flexible packaging with PE and PP
  • Film extrusion, materials, applications and requirements
  • PE polymers and sealability for flexible packaging
  • Blow moulding and applications of PE and PP
  • Blow moulding, materials, applications and requirements
  • Rotational moulding and applications of PE and PP
  • Rotational moulding, materials, applications and requirements

Level 3 – Tutorial seminars

Typical duration is 1-3 day per topic

  • Film extrusion and test methods
  • Injection moulding and test methods
  • Blow moulding and test methods
  • Rotational moulding and test methods
  • Compounding of masterbatch and concentrates
  • Recycling of plastics
  • Welding of PE pipes and sheets
  • Polymerisation trials and investigations of PE and PP
  • Microscopy investigations of polymers and applications
  • Claim handling investigation and process

Norner has unique funding expertise and broad experience from both national and EU research programs. Norner is listed in The Research Council of Norway (RCN) overview of approved institutes.

We assist companies to identify suitable funding innovation and research projects. 

  • Our experience covers the entire value chain from gas through catalyst to plastic to final products.
  • Through commitment to our partners, we establish and develop good business relationship.

Norner is an active R&D partner and supports our clients in winning project proposals: 

  • Project management
  • Structuring and formulation of project proposals
  • R&D partner for material development, development of test methods, testing and qualification throughout project period
  • Focus on sustainable materials, innovative solutions for a circular economy, and polymers for the future

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