Course detail

Technology of Polymer Processing

FCH-MC_TZPAcad. year: 2023/2024

Basic therms and sorting of technologies of plastics and ruber industry. After general introduction to rheology of fluids (polymeric melts) follow separate precesses of polymer processing, namely injection moulding, extrusion, calandering, pressing, polymeric fiber production methods, etc.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge of Physical chemistry and Macromolecular chemistry.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Successful laboratory classes

- laboratory classes
- written exam
- oral exam: two quetions according themes of lectures, advisement in way of possible processing of real plastic part, determination of production faults on some products and proposal of trouble shutting

Attendancy in lecture is recomended, succesfull go through all laboratory exercise is required.


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 relationship between
processing – structure of polymer for particular types of proceeding a ability to define material requirement for given technology on engineer principle.
Gain knowledge about technologies used for polymer processing. Basic terms and principes of each technologies of polymer processing. The ability to design the technologic sequences by joining of unit operation, to form a point of view of ordination of technological lines. Deduction of used technology, identification of defect of produced parts and its removal.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Kuta A.: Technologie a zařízení pro zpracování (CS)
Štěpek J., Zelinger J.,Kuta A.: Technologie zpracování a vlastnosti plastů. SNTL Praha, Praha 1989. (CS)

Recommended reading

Ducháček V.: Polymery - výroba, vlastnosti, zpracování, použití. VŠCHT v Praze, Praha 2006. (CS)
Charrier J. - M.: Polymeric Materials and Processing. Hanser Publishers, New York 1990. (CS)
Tomis F.: Gumárenská a plastikářská technologie. Zpracovatelské procesy. VUT v Brně, Brno 1987. (CS)
Jean-François Agassant, Pierre Avenas, Michel Vincent, Bruno Vergnes, Pierre J. Carreau, Polymer Processing, Verlag 2017 (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_CHTM Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme NKCP_CHTM Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction and history of polymer processing.
2. Rheology of plastic melts
3. Treatment and prepare processing of polymer materials - basics of drying, dosing, milling, mixing. 4. Injection moulding – basic terms, injection moulding cycles, influence of conditions to quality.
5. Injection moulds - design of multiply, influx systems, basic principles of design of products.
6. Technology of injection moulding. Special and hybrid technology of injection moulding.
7. Extrusion -technology based on extrusion. Blow moulding.
8. Moulding – construction of presses, moulds, moulding technology.
9. Calendering -types of calenders a its use, calender technology, troubleshooting.
10. Cyclic processing ways. Thermoforming, blowing, technology, comparing to injection moulding.
11. Rotational moulding - materials, cycles, mould construction and product properties.
12. Foaming. Processing of fibres. Spinning - principles, modification of fibres.
13. Fastening - mechanical joint, bonding and adhesives. Welding. Plastics surface finishing.

Laboratory classes:
Basic operations in plastics and rubber technology, separate processes, materials, machines and equipments, energy requirements, prehandling of materials for processing, calendering, extrusion, injection moulding, fastening, surface finishing ,etc. 

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer