Polymers – shaping and applications


Engineering Studies – H2 Transport Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic covers thermosoftening polymers, there description, application and methods of shaping.

Key Concepts

  • Thermosoftening polymer definition and description
  • Shaping methods
  • Applications for thermosoftening polymers

Discussion Questions

  1. Describe the structure of a thermosoftening polymer.
  2. Discuss an example of shaping a thermosoftening polymer by:
    • Extrusion
    • Injection moulding
    • Blow moulding
  3. Name three thermosoftening polymers and the application they are commonly used.