Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH4216 : Polymer science and Technology {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Sujit Sen


Historical Background, Classification and forms of Polymers, Tacticity, Functionality, Degree of Polymerization, identification of Polymers and end uses Chemistry of Polymerization: Chain and Step Polymerization and their Kinetics Techniques of Polymerization: Bulk, Solution, Suspension and Emulsion Polymerization Molecular Weight and its determination by Viscometry, Light-scattering and Osmometric methods Crystallization in Polymers Polymer Degradation Manufacture and Uses of PF, UF, Vinyl Resins, Acrylic Resins, PS and PE Polymer additives, Blends and Alloys Polymer Processing Plastics as materials of construction in chemical equipments.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide a broad and fundamental knowledge of the polymers and their chemical, physical and mechanical behavior.
  2. Students will learn about the processing techniques, along with the production of polymers.
  3. This course will help develop knowledge about industrial manufacturing
    processes, structure-property relationships, and application of commodity plastics.
  4. The student should be able to correlate structure-processing-properties relationships for polymers, blends and composites including nanocomposites.

Course Outcomes

The main objective of this course is to upgrade the technical skills and knowledge of graduate engineers to be employed in the polymer and related industries such as Electronics, General Manufacturing and Clean Technologies. The modules have been carefully selected to equip students with scientific knowledge and technical skills that are in line with current advancements in the field of polymers.

Essential Reading

  1. R. Mann and S. K. Bhasin, Introductory Polymer Science, Dhanpat Rai Publications , 2015
  2. J. R. Fried, Polymer Science and Technology, Prentice-Hall. , 3rd Ed., 2014

Supplementary Reading

  1. F. W. Billmeyer, ,, Textbook of Polymer Science, John Willey & Sons , 3rd Ed., 1984
  2. R. Sinha, Outlines of Polymer Technology-I, II,, Prentice-Hall , 2000