14MIMA1 - Polymer Packaging Design

Course specification
Course titlePolymer Packaging Design
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionnoneОблик условљености
      The goalThe objective of the course is gain knowledge on polymer packaging materials, to learn how to select the appropriate polymer packaging material, and to master polymer product fabrication techniques.
      The outcomeStudents are capable to select appropriate polymer packaging materials for defined applications. Students are capable to select the appropriate manufacturing procedure for the packaging material. Students develop the ability to approach problem solving in a competent and systematic way. Students gain experience that enables them to work in industrial practice.
      Contents of lectures1. Introduction. The importance and volume of polymer packaging on the global and domestic market. ; 2.Analysis of poymer properties relevant for packaging applications (thermal, mechanical, optical, barrier). ; 3.Analysis of mass transfer in polymer packaging (interactions, migration, sorption, diffusion). ; 4. Review of the structure and properties of polymers used for packaging. Thermoplastic polymers (polyolefins, vinyl polymers, polycondensation polymers) and thermosetting (polycondensation) polymers. ; 5. Operstions of forming polymer packaging. Calandering. Lamination. Extrusion. Coextrusion. Extrusion and blowing. Polymer film production. Thermoforming.Compression moulding. Injection moulding. Reaction injection moulding. Blow moulding. Joining techniques: gluing and welding. И ; 6.Shaping and manufacturing multicomponent polymer materials.
      Contents of exercises1. Calculation of technological parameters of equipment for manufacturing polymer packaging ; 2. Modelling of the operation of polymer packaging manufacturing equipment ; 3.Identification of polymer materials ; 4. Analysis of raw materials and final products
      1. Jovan S. Veličković, Ivanka Popović, Processing of Polymer Materials, lecture notes, FTM, 2006 (in Serbian)
      2. Charles. A. Harper, Ed. “Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers & Composites”, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002
      3. H. Holik: Handbook of Paper and Board, WILEY-VCH, Weinheim, 2006.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingThe course consists of lectures, calculation sessions and laboratory exercises.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessons10Oral examination50