Areas of Expertise

Formulation Chemistry major


Using formulation chemistry, it is possible to develop complex combinations of polymers for use in creating adhesives, inks, paints, cosmetics and any number of other formulated products. This science is applied at the heart of everyday life. Many opportunities for placements are open to formulation chemistry engineers: at the top of the chain working with chemical companies, in actual design and manufacturing units and further down the line, in end-user industries (transport, packaging).

Plastic Materials major


ITECH sets itself apart from the other chemistry schools: in addition to their knowledge of plastics, ITECH engineers learn both to apply this material in processing plants and to design parts. ITECH plastics engineers also develop their professional people skills: using formulation chemistry, they coat and color their materials, and, working with textile engineers, they create composites for use in recreational activities. From health to aeronautics, including packaging, automobiles and sport, a wide range of industries employ plastics engineers who work just as much with raw material suppliers as they do with “formulators” and plastics users.

Textile major (technical and functional textiles)


Our course perfectly meets the requirements of the textile industry. It draws on the linear structure of the industry to examine the full range of textile professions (textile chemistry, spinning mills and spinning, throwing and texturing, weaving, knitting, non-woven fabrics, dyeing, printing and finishing) and all its applications (clothing, furnishings, technical textiles).
The teaching department has developed its teaching methods in close collaboration with the companies based at the Roanne technological center.

Leather major


ITECH is the only school in the world to offer a Masters course in leather engineering, covering tanning and tawing and their uses (footwear, leather goods). What does the job involve? Transforming raw hide into leather and generating the majority of its added value. Emphasis is placed on practical work and students need a wide range of skills: observation, good touch, a sharp eye, practicality, stringency and an eye for beauty. ITECH leather engineers work for large chemical companies, in tanneries and taweries and also for users: leather goods manufacturers, footwear manufacturers, etc… The leather market is global: extreme mobility, versatility and adaptability are required…