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.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • 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

Tue13:00 - 14:0007.03.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Vorbesprechung
Tue10:00 - 14:0023.05.2023Seminarraum BD 02C SPKT-Thermoplaste 1
Tue10:00 - 14:0030.05.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Thermoplaste 2
Tue13:00 - 17:0006.06.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Hydrogels
Tue13:00 - 17:0013.06.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Smart Polymers
Tue09:00 - 13:0020.06.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Elastomere 1
Wed12:00 - 16:0021.06.2023Seminarraum BD 02C Elastomere 2

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
Tue14:00 - 16:0021.01.2025FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written03.01.2025 10:00 - 20.01.2025 17:00TISSSPK 21.01.2025
Tue12:00 - 14:0004.03.2025FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written17.02.2025 12:00 - 03.03.2025 17:00TISSSPK 04.03.2025
Fri14:00 - 16:0011.04.2025FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written24.03.2025 10:00 - 10.04.2025 17:00TISSSPK 11.04.2025

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.02.2023 00:00 20.05.2023 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