308.107 Polymers for Special Applications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • define the characteristic properties of high-performance plastics such as fluoroplastics (PTFE, PFA, FEP, ETFE, PVDF, ECTFE, PCTFE), polyaryl ether ketones (PAEK), polyimides (PI), liquid crystalline plastics (LCP) etc.
  • explain how electrically conductive polymers are constructed
  • characterize properties of UV light-curable special polymers
  • name manufacturing processes and characteristic properties of elastomers 

Subject of course

Polymers with High Temperature Resistance, Functional Polymers, Biodegradable Polymers, Elastomers

Teaching methods

  • frontal teaching
  • calculation examples
  • videos
  • illustrative material

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue11:00 - 12:0001.03.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Vorbesprechung
Tue14:00 - 17:0003.05.2022Seminarraum BD 02C Hydrogels
Tue13:00 - 16:0010.05.2022Seminarraum BD 02C SPKT-Thermoplaste 1
Tue13:00 - 16:0017.05.2022Seminarraum BD 02C SPKT-Thermoplaste 2
Tue14:00 - 17:0024.05.2022Seminarraum BD 02C SmartPolymers
Tue13:00 - 17:0031.05.2022Seminarraum BD 02C Elastomere 1
Wed09:00 - 13:0001.06.2022Seminarraum BD 02C Elastomer 2
Tue13:00 - 17:0014.06.2022Seminarraum BD 02C Elastomere 3

Examination modalities

Exam questions as example:

Why is PEEK so interesting for biomedical applications?

Write 3 important properties of von PE-UHMW

Draw a typical stress-strain-temperature diagram (3D, first cycle) for a thermoplastic shape-memory polymer with a thermally induced shape-memory effect. Explain different steps


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri14:00 - 16:0021.04.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written01.04.2023 10:00 - 20.04.2023 17:00TISSSPK 21.04.2023
Wed14:00 - 16:0028.06.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written01.06.2023 10:00 - 27.06.2023 17:00TISSSPK 28.06.2023

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2022 00:00 21.05.2022 23:59



There are no lecture notes available for this course. The presentation slides will be accessible on TUWEL.

Literature related to the course i.a.

  • G.W. Becker, D. Braun (Hrsg.): Kunststoffhandbuch 3/3 Hochleistungs-Kunststoffe Carl Hanser Verlag, München Wien, 1994
  • H. Domininghaus, P. Elsner (Hrsg.), P. Eyrerer (Hrsg.), T. Hirth (Hrsg.): Kunststoffe – Eigenschaften und Anwendungen Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2008

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about polymeric materials

Preceding courses

Continuative courses