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The Universal Selection Source:
Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Understanding Structure-Property Relationship for Effective Polymer Selection

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Recorded on Oct 4, 2018

Avoid plastic part failure in demanding applications by making better decisions w.r.t material selection & component design.

Jeffrey Jansen will explain in detail how different aspects of the polymer structure alter the physical properties of thermoplastics including mechanical, thermal, chemical resistance and environmental characteristics.

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Jeffrey A. Jansen Presented By:
Jeffrey Jansen
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Being increasingly used in demanding applications, plastic materials often have to endure aggressive chemical contact, elevated temperature exposure and demanding mechanical stresses. Choosing the right material in these applications is critical to avoid part failure! But often, limited understanding of the interrelationship between molecular structure and properties acts as a roadblock...

... Join this course to:

  1. Meet evolving needs of demanding applications by making informed decisions related to plastic material selection and component design

  2. Improve performance by gaining an understanding of how polymer structure of thermoplastics (polyethylene, polyesters, sulfones, polyaryletherketones…) relates to final part performance

  3. Avoid failure and other costly problems with practical guidance from the expert

Who should view this course?

Material Scientists and Plastics engineers who select plastic materials & design plastic components for use in a diverse range of applications

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:
  1. Polymerization : Building Molecular Weight
    • Condensation Polymers vs. Addition Polymers
    • The Effect of Molecular Weight on Properties

  2. Functional Groups : The Molecular Building Blocks
    • Relationship of Side Chain Functionality on Properties
    • Side Chain Branching

  3. Size and Steric Effects
    • Tacticity / Stereoregularilty : Molecular Orientation
    • Crystalline/Amorphous Structure

  4. Polarity
    • Intermolecular Bonding
    • Water Absorption / Plasticization

  5. Copolymers : Altering Properties by Changing the Polymer Chain
    • Block Copolymers
    • Random Copolymers

  6. Polymer Blends and Alloys : Altering Properties by Blending Resins
    • Single Phase or Dual Phase
    • Balancing of Properties

  7. 30 mins Q&A- ask your questions directly from the expert!

  8. Have a query ? Email us for any help !

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