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IWK101/4 Basic Coatings Technology

Course Details

  • Credit: 4
  • Semester: 2
  • Prerequisite: none


This course comprises of the introduction to the basics of polymer science, the chemistry of addition polymerisation by free radical initiators, ionic and etc. It also discusses the chemistry for condensation polymerisation and copolymerisation. Industrial polymerisation techniques include bulk, solution, emulsion, suspension and etc. Polymer solution and dispersion rheology encompass basic concept, rheology parameter measurement, basic concept on polymer structure; crystalline, semi-crystalline and amorphous polymer behaviour. Characterisation of polymer consists of molecular weight definition, molecular weight measurement and various polymer characterisation techniques.


School of Industrial Technology, Building G07, Persiaran Sains, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 653 2219 | Fax: +604-653 6375 | Email: dean_ind@usm.my

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