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FKF3340 Renewable polymers and Green Materials 3.0 credits

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.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKF3340 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Structures and typical property profiles of common renewable polymeric materials.
  • The effect of structural variations on the material performance.
  • A commercial and scientific overview of some industrially anticipated and implemented applications, such as textiles, packaging, biocomposites and nanocellulose.
  • Degradation and composting issues.
  • Acritical discussion of the commercial potential and cost efficiency of potential green material products.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to

  • describe the structure and properties of common renewable polymeric materials
  • critically evaluate effects of variations in materials structures and compositions and how this will influence the performance
  • give an overview on how green materials can be utilized in value-adding applications
  • 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

Lectures and seminars.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level and fundamental knowledge in chemistry, organic chemistry and polymer technology.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in chemistry, organic chemistry and polymer technology


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Handouts and 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


  • 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

Mandatory presence of at least 90%

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

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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Ulrica Edlund

Supplementary information

Course will be given fully on-line or blended, depending on the restrictions.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology