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FCK3100 Nonwoven; From Fundamentals to Processing 4.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FCK3100 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Lectures and self studies.

Intended learning outcomes

  1. Basic processes used for producing non-woven materials
  2. Fundamental forming principles for generating non-woven materials;  fluid dynamics of high aspect ratio fibres, melting and crystallization of polymers, interactions between thermoplastic polymers and natural fibres, the relationship between network structure and macroscopic properties
  3. Basic properties of natural and synthetic fibres used for non-woven materials
  4. Application areas of non-woven materials
  5. Scale of production of non-woven materials
  6. New, interactive devices made from non-woven materials
  7. The use of renewable and degradable components in Nonwovens

Course disposition

Lectures concentrated during one week of full-time studies, and 2 weeks of full-time self studies on supplied written material followed by a written exam.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Accepted for doctoral studies at universities and higher-education institutions, and external participants with similar competence.

Recommended prerequisites

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Copy of hand-outs and relevant litterature.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • DEL1 - Attendance, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Participation in lectures, and 2 weeks of  self-studies of supplied literature and a passed written exam.
Compulsory presence during the lectures is credited as 1.5 ECTS, and the passed written exam as 3.0 ECTS.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology