Course: Plastics Technology

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Course title Plastics Technology
Course code TUIP/TE7PT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Sedláček Tomáš, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Bažant Pavel, Ing. PhD.
  • Gajzlerová Lenka, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kolařík Roman, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to plastic technology. 2. Preparatory technological procedures. 3. Compounding of construction and technological requirements for processing equipment. 4. Plastics preparation technology with respect to properties and quality of prepared materials. 5. Profiles extrusion / coextrusion, construction and technological requirements of processing equipment. 6. Specific extrusion technologies. 7. Specific technologies for blow molding of plastic products. 8. Specific technologies of film blowing. 9. Production of biaxially oriented foils. 10. Production of fibers, nonwovens. 11. Production of lightweight products and polymer foams. 12. Construction injection and technological requirements of processing processes. 13. Specific technologies for injection products. 14. PIM technology. 15. Finishing technology of plastic lamination processes, application of inhomogeneous layers, printing. In the laboratories, students will practically test the influence of processing parameters on selected technological processes and the resulting utility properties of products. 1. Compounding. 2. Injection molding. 3. Film blowing. 4. Film extrusion. 5. Thermoforming. 6. Spinning.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (Discussion, conversation, brainstorming), Demonstration, Simple experiments
  • Preparation for examination - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject introduces the topic of rubber and plastic technology including fundamental technological processes for polymer materials. It informs about rheology and heat during polymer processing and about polymer modification enhancing the processability.
Students understand plastic processing and engineering and the influence of material on further processing. They know manufacturing and finishing technologies.
Knowledge acquired in: Process Engineering I and II Macromolecular Chemistry II or Engineering Polymers II

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of works made by the student (Technical products), Composite examination (Written part + oral part)

Attendance at 6 laboratory practices, submission of protocols and their defence. Active participation in seminars. Examination: knowledge of the discussed curriculum content, written and oral examination. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Griskey, R. Polymer Process Engineering. Springer, 1995. ISBN 9780412985416.
  • Cheremisinoff, N.P., Cheremisinoff, P.N. Handbook of Applied Polymer Processing Technology. CRC Press, 1996. ISBN 9780824796792.
  • Kuta, Antonín. Technologie a zařízení pro zpracovávání kaučuků a plastů. Vyd. 1. Praha : Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická, 1999. ISBN 80-7080-367-3.
  • Mleziva, J. Polymery - struktura,vlastnosti a použití. Praha : Sobotáles, 1993.
  • Štěpek, Jiří, Zelinger, Jiří, Kuta, Antonín. Technologie zpracování a vlastnosti plastů. Praha : SNTL, 1989.
  • Tadmor, Z., Gogos, C.G. Principles of Polymer Processing. John Wiley & Sons, 2013. ISBN 9780470355923.
  • Tomis, F. Gumárenská a plastikářská technologie - Zpracovatelské procesy. Brno : VUT, 1987.

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