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Before choosing courseKF2170 Polymer Process Engineering I 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course

Basic course covering different aspects of polymer process engineering.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus KF2170 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Processing of polymers and the connections between choice of material, choice of method and properties of the final polymer product. The mechanical and physical behavior of polymer melts; rheology, orientation of molecules, solidification. The three dominant and technically most advanced processing methods, injection moulding, extrusion and calandering, are thoroughly discussed. Other processing methods are described more briefly. Special emphasis is put on the influence of different processing methods on the structure and properties of the materials, morphology, orientation of molecules, anisotropy, thermal residual stresses.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to describe materials science conditions for forming of polymers and know the most important processing methods.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

Recommended prerequisites

KF2130 Polymer chemistry
KF2140 Polymer physics
KF2190 Polymeric materials: Structure and properities.


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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

Examination, 4,5 credits.
Laboratory work, 3 credits.

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 KF2170

Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Mikael Hedenqvist,, tel. 08-790 76 45

Supplementary information

Replaces KF2160