[ 497EPMSPOLV19 ] VL Polyolefins

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Chemistry Christian Paulik 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Chemistry 2019W
Objectives The course offers an overview about history, production, properties and application of polyolefins, i.e. polyethylene, polypropylene, poly-1-butene and special products. The participants should be enabled to establish basic correlations between production processes resp. catalysts and monomers, product structure and applicability of these polymers which together make up for about 2/3 of the global polymer production.
  • Introduction – What are Polyolefins?
  • Market Volume and Importance
  • History of Polyolefins
  • Catalysis / Initiation
  • Polymerisation / Technology
  • Material Design and Modification
  • Additivation and Processing
  • Applications
  • Future Prospects
Criteria for evaluation Final exam in writing or oral
Methods Presentation (supported by lecture notes in English), Discussion
Language Upon agreement with participants – English or German
Changing subject? No
Further information course blocked to 4-5 afternoons
Corresponding lecture 497WPMSPOLV10: VL Polyolefins (1,3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment