Course detail

Chemistry and Technology of Polymer Materials

FCH-BCO_CHPAcad. year: 2017/2018

Basic therms and dividing, rubber and plastis technology, separate precesses, materials, machines and equipments, energy requirments, prehandling of materials for processing, calendering, extrusion, moulding, fastening, surface finishing ,ect. Chemistry and processing of reactoplastics is subject of teaching.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The ability to design the technologic sequences by joining of unit operation, to form a point of view of ordination of technological lines and receive a concrete knowledges of plastic processing


Macromolecular chemistry


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ebewele R.O., Polymer Science and Technology (EN)
Mleziva J., Šňupárek J., Polymery-výroba, struktura, vlastnosti a použití, Praha 2000 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Examination of subject is oral by the lectures themes. Paper on task theme need to be prepared and presented during examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Production of polyethylene and polypropylene using coordination polymerization, copolymerization with alpha-olefins. Radical polymerization of ethylene. Production of copolymers - EPDM, EPM.
2.Production of polystyrene using bulk polymerization, foamable an foamed PS. Production of copolymers: HIPS, SAN, ABS, ASA. Anionic and live polymerization.
3.Production of PVC by suspenzion, emulsion and bulk polymerization. Plasticated PVC. Derivatives of polyvinylchlorid - PVDC, CPVC. Fluoroplastics - PTFE, PVF, PVDF.
4.Suspension and emulsion production of polyvinylacetate, polyvinylpropionate. Production of polyvinylalchole, polyvinylacetales. Polyvinyletheres.
5.Production of acrylics polymers and copolymers, methacrylics and derivatives. Bulk and emulsion polymerization -production and chemistry of acrylics coating materials. Polyacrylamide, polyacrylonitrile, polycyanuracrylates binders.
6.Production of polyethers - polyethyleneoxide, polypropyleneoxide, polyphenyleneoxide, phenoxy-resins, polyetheretherketon.
7.Production of polyacetales-polyoxymethylene. Production of polyesters - PETB, PBTP, PC, chemistry of alkydes. Production UP and curing methods of UP.
8.Production of polyamides by hydrolytic and anionic method. Production o polyimids. Production of polysulphones.
9.Production and processing of phenoplastics and aminoplastics.
10.Chemistry and technology of silicones.
11.Production and curing of epoxide resins. Plastification o EP, reactive and non-reactive diluents.
12.Unsaturated polyester resins, vinylester resins - structure, properties, production, processing methods.
13.Production and application of polyurethanes. Influence of monomer structure on PUR properties. Catalytic systems, extenders. One- and two-components PUR coating systems, PUR binders, PUR foams. PUR elastomers.
14.Processing of natural materials based on celulose.
15.Reactive modification of polymers: grafting with polar monomers, ionomers. Reactive aditives - coloring, antioxidants, flame retarders, fungicides etc.


The subject of the lecture-course is given to apprise the students with several types of polymer processing in the relation to basic material properties. The target of course is a realtion between
processing – structure of polymer for particular types of proceeding a ability to define material requirement for given technology on engineer principle.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Examination of subject is oral by the lectures themes. Knowledges are required right to exam.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHM , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHM , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer