Course Details

Polymer Materials

Academic Year 2024/25

NJA030 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIM Winter Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Outline of plastics produced in our country and in abroad, classification. 2. Production of plastics. New plastics with maximum service life. 3. Properties of plastics. 4. Cellulose, polyethylene. 5. Polypropylene, PIB and polytetrafluorethylene- Teflon. 6. PVC, production, properties, utilization. PC and C. 7. Polyamides, polystyrene. 8. Epoxy resins. 9. Polyesters. 10. Polyurethans. 11. Acrylated polymeres – polyacrylates. 12. Other used polymers (furan resins, phenoplasts, aminoplasts etc.) 13. Silicones. Possibilities of plastics utilization (into cement mortars and concrete, paints, glues etc.), liquidation of polymers.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introductory lesson, work safety, laboratory regulations. 2. Determination of water vapour diffusion properties of thin layers polymer sheets and coatings. 3. Determination of CO2 diffusion properties of polymer coatings. 4. Preparation of PVC plastisols, adhesion and strength test, influence of different composition and gel temperatures. 5. Theory of identification and identification of polymers in fire, dissolution test, pyrolitic test. 6. Infrared spectroscopy-identification of plastic materials. 7. Preparation and determination of properties of polymer concrete and polymer mortar. 8. Preparation of phenol formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde resins. 9. Preparation of polymer mortars and determination of their properties. 10. Preparation of polymer screeds, application, testing. Preparation of polymer concrete and porous polymer concrete. 11. Determination of chemical resistance of plastic materials in various aggressive environments, applications. analysis in the evaluation of the material exposed in the specific context. 12. Excursions (e.g. Fatra Napajedla, Barum, or Rimtech etc.). 13. Credit test, inspection protocols, granting the credit.