UML Plastics 2015

Fundamentals of Plastics: Commercial Polymeric Materials

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3 DAY LECTURE/WORKSHOP OFFERED TWICE:
January 11-13, 2016 (CRS# 00.735-001)
June 6-8, 2016 (CRS# 00.735-011)
8:30am-5:00pm

TUITION: $1350

OVERVIEW
This program provides an overview of the different plastics, properties, processes, and applications of polymeric materials. Basic concepts in plastics materials are reviewed, starting with polymerization (feedstock availability & natural resources, monomer synthesis, reaction mechanisms, reactor design) through post-reactor modification and conversion. Attention will be devoted to physical properties and the role of structure and properties on processing behavior and functional performance. Market characteristics (volumes, manufacturers & trademarks, and pricing history) and comparative properties will be detailed. Individual materials such as commodity plastics, engineering resins, and specialty polymers will be contrasted for physical properties and processability. Workshops will be held in University laboratories to examine the major physical properties discussed during the classroom lectures.

CONTENT

Introduction
colored plastic granules
Chemical Nature of Plastics
Structure-Property Relationships
Physical Properties
Testing Activities
Polymer Additives and Modifiers

INSTRUCTOR
Professor Stephen Burke Driscoll