Trainings and workshops

Are you desperately looking for plastics or material compliance specialists? We can train your staff for you. Gradical offers various training courses and workshops on the topics of sustainable plastics, medical grade plastics and material compliance. We also coach your company in the creation of your own processes and work instructions in the areas of material compliance and plastics evaluation. If required, we can also put together coaching sessions on other plastics topics or entire training programs for your new employees.

In this area, we offer the following services:

  • Sustainable plastics in medical technology

  • Regulatory aspects of plastic selection

  • Coaching ISCC+ Certification

Sustainable plastics in medical technology

In our bestselling course “Sustainable plastics in medical technology”, we provide participants with an overview of the current state of the art: The course programme includes:

  • Introduction to sustainability: definition, integration into the material selection process, methods for improving sustainability
  • Recycling plastics: Sources of recycled material, recycling methods and comparison
  • Bioplastics: bio-based and biodegradable
  • Applications in medical technology with current examples

Regulatory aspects of plastic selection

In our “regulatory aspects of palstic selection” training , you will experience a two-day intensive course on all topics relating to material compliance.

The training includes an overview of the most important material compliance regulations and requirements in medical technology:

  • REACH / SVHC, Annex XIV and XVII
  • RoHS
  • California Proposition 65
  • TSCA
  • CMR Substances
  • Nanomaterials
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Phthalates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Animal Derived Substances
  • PFAS
  • Requirements in medical technology and biocompatibility

The training is supplemented by practical exercises to consolidate the knowledge acquired.

We regularly offer the course at institutes such as KATZ in german but we can also hold the course at your company on request in german or english.


What’s the USP <88> and USP <87>? What is the ISO10993 series of standards and how do you apply them? When do we even need to test biocompatibility and how? These and many more questions will be answered by your Gradical expert in the Medical Grade Plastics training.

Coaching ISCC+ Certification

Mass balancing is one way of rapidly advancing sustainability issues in medical technology. Around 50 percent of medical-grade manufacturers have undergone ISCC+ certification. This ensures that no greenwashing can take place in mass balancing and verifies this in regular audits. In order to obtain this certification, some process adjustments are necessary in the company. Gradical supports you in successfully obtaining ISCC+ certification.