MOL-42316 Processing of Thermoplastics, 5 cr

Person responsible

Ilari Jönkkäri, Johanna Lahti, Jurkka Kuusipalo


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
MOL-42316 2019-01 3 - 4 Ilari Jönkkäri
Jurkka Kuusipalo
Johanna Lahti
Accepted exercises and examination.

Learning Outcomes

After finishing the course, the student understands the basics of extrusion and various polymer moulding techniques. Student is able to select the most suitable processing technique for a given application. The student knows the basics of the extrusion die and injection mould design and is able to solve simple problems related to the designs. The competence of the student is evaluated by homework, report and exams. In addition to previously mentioned learning outcomes, the course improves students understanding of scientific thinking, reasoning and explanation. The student will also learn to solve new and complex problems and to take responsibility for his/her actions and consequences of those actions.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Basic principles of single and twin screw extrusion processes  Applications: Profile extrusion Film manufacturing (co)Extrusion coating and lamination Melt spinning    
2. Injection moulding process and applications     
3. Basics of extrusion die and injection mould design     
4. Compression and transfer moulding, blow moulding, thermoforming and rotational moulding     

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

The course grade forms mainly from the grade of the final exam or midterm exams. The student also needs to do 1/3 of the homework (4 out of 12) and to do a report about a given topic. The student is able to earn extra points for the course by doing more than the minimum amount of homework and by getting a good grade from the report. The extra points can raise the course grade by one.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
MOL-12230 Polymeeripohjaisten materiaalien valmistusmenetelmät Mandatory    
MOL-42106 Polymeric Materials Advisable    
MOL-42166 Rheology Advisable    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
MOL-42316 Processing of Thermoplastics, 5 cr MOL-42136 Extrusion, 5 cr +
MOL-42286 Moulding of Polymers, 3 cr

Updated by: Lassila Jenni, 07.03.2019