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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FKF3340 (Spring 2016–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Polymers derived from renewable resources and green materials are discussed from a scientific and commercial perspective, covering the entire span from established knowledge to future developments. The course curriculum includes (i) structures and typical property profiles of common renewable polymeric materials, (ii) the effect of structural variations on the material performance, (iii) a commercial and scientific overview of some industrially anticipated and implemented applications, such as textiles, packaging, biocomposites and nanocellulose, (iv) degradation and composting issues, and (v) a critical discussion of the commercial potential and cost efficiency of potential green material products.

Intended learning outcomes

After passed course the student shall be able:

-       to describe the structure and properties of common renewable polymeric materials

-       to critically evaluate effects of variations in materials structures and compositions and how this will influence the performance

-       to give an overview on how green materials can be utilized in value-adding applications

to discuss challenges and opportunities in the design and waste management of green materials and in the utilization of green materials in commercial applications, such as textiles, packaging, biocomposites and nanocellulose

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge in chemistry, organic chemistry and polymer technology.

Recommended prerequisites

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-Utdelat material

-Relevant material som studenten finner vid litteraturstudie i samband med hemtentamen

-  Handouts

- Relevant material found in the literature search connected to the home exam

Examination and completion

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

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.

    -90 % presence

    -Written home exam, Grade scale: Pass or Fail

    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

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

    Course web FKF3340

    Offered by

    CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

    Main field of study

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    Education cycle

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Ulrica Edlund, e-post:, telnr: +46 8 7907634

    Supplementary information

    For whom:

    Postgraduate students

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology