Course detail

Chemistry and Technology of Polymer Materials

FCH-BC_CHPAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Macromolecular chemistry

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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

Examination of subject is write and oral by the lectures themes.


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.
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

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Mleziva J., Šňupárek J., Polymery: výroba, struktura, vlastnosti a použitá, Sobotáles 2000, ISBN: 80-85920-72-7 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPCP_CHCHTE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BKCP_CHTM Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPCP_CHTM Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


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.