Course detail

Designing of plastic products

FCH-MCO_NVPAcad. year: 2018/2019

Relation between technological and economic possibilities of plastic technologies, quality of materials and product design. Effects of treatment technologies on the product qualities. Designing injected plastic moulded articles.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim is in complexe appraisal of material proposal and conclusion of problems in sence of economics, processing and utility of products, recyclation etc..


Macromolecular chemistry Structure and properties of macromolecules Degradation, stabilization and additivation of polymers Technology of plastic processing


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Fajgl J.: Navrhování výrobků z plastických hmot. SNTL, Praha 1964. (CS)
Malloy A. R.: Plastics Part Design for Injection Molding. Hanser Gardner Publications, München 1994. (CS)
Belovsky H.: Plastics: Product Design and Processing Engineering. Hanser Publishers, Munich 1995. (CS)
Šuba O.: Dimenzování a navrhování výrobků z plastů. Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, Zlín 2005. (CS)
Rosato V. D.: Designing with Plastics and Composites. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 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

The aim is a semestral work included the proposal of manufacturing of particular plastic part. The clasified credit is given after fullfil of partial works and final project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Basic properties of plastics
Definition of problems
Colelction of information and running consultations
Methods and principles of plastics part design


The subject of the lecture-course is given to design the products made from plastics, otherwise the connexion between technologic and economic possibilities of plastic proccesing techniques. The target is ability to define material requirements a ability to create an own design of problem part solution for given application.

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

Attendancy in lecture is recomended. Student elaborate some partial exersices dealed for example with shrinkage by injection molding etc. Finally student prepare individual project of new design of plastics product.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer