Industrial methods of polymerization such as bulk, solution, suspension, emulsion. Layout and arrangement of polymer plant. Types of polymer production processes and reactors.Safety and plant automation.
Concept of stereo-chemistry of polymers, stereo-specific polymerization. Catalyst – their utility in polymer manufacture, Zeigler Natta, Metallocene and other catalyst systems.
Copolymerization – Mechanism and Kinetics of free radical – Ionic copolymerization – Determination of Monomer reactivity ratios. Polymerization techniques – Bulk polymerization – Solution polymerization – Suspension polymerization – Emulsion polymerization – Interfacial condensation.
Manufacturing details, properties and applications of various thermo-setting resins such as phenol-formaldehyde, urea-formaldehyde and melamine-formaldehyde and preparation of molding powders.
Production technology, properties and application of Polystyrene, Poly vinylchloride, and their co-polymer grades.