Course detail

Polymer Materials

FAST-CJ004Acad. year: 2020/2021

♦ The tuition renders a complex survey about plastics produce at home and abroad, briefly discusses the production of these materials and especially the properties and the utilization in building work. The stress is laid to new plastics with maximal length of service life. Coursse describes cellulose, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyesters, polytetrafluorethylen, PVC, polyamide, polystyrene and epoxy resins, polyesters, polyurethane, modern acrylic polymers, polyacrilate and silicones as well.
♦ The description of different types of polymer includes typical products of each polymer and reasons for selection of particular polymer for certain product.
♦ The course makes the student acquainted with the possibility of polymers added into cement mortars and concrete, but the main stress is laid to the rehabilitation of building structures, which is at the time being a very actual problem in building industry.
♦ The lessons are supplemented by laboratory assignments.


Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring a complex overview of plastic substances produced in the CR and abroad, on new plastic materials with maximum endurance, on possibilities of plastic substances added to the cement mortars and concretes with focus on sanitation of concrete structures.


♦ Course Polymer Materials is not related directly to previous courses, but the student who sign up the course should be able to explain the elementary concepts of chemistry, materials testing and basic principles of composites.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

♦ 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.


The aim of teaching is to present a complex survey of plastics produced in our country and abroad. Accent is laid on new plastics with maximal time of life. The subject informs about the possibility of plastics added into cement mortars and concrete – main accent is laid on rehabilitation of concrete structures.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer