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  1. PET 1100 Introduction to Plastics

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    2
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    An overview of the plastics industry. Topics covered include: basic polymer and organic chemistry; polymer types and properties; polymer and colorant compounding; converting and manufacturing processes; testing; safety; and environmental issues affecting the plastics industry. The introduction of color into the plastics manufacturing processes using color concentrates, dry color, and liquid color will be discussed. (Fall, Spring)

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    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      VC01M
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
      Books
      • Title
        Plastics: Materials & Processes, 3rd edition
        Author(s)
        Strong
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780131145580
        Cost
        $144.65
  2. PET 1110 Color Lab

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    4
    Lab Fee:
    $39.00
    Course Description:

    The course provides an introductory study of the art and science of color matching. The course will provide experience in the plastic color matching process. Students will use laboratory balances to precisely weigh colorants, make lab scale colorant batches, and produce color chips on an injection molding machine. These color chips will be evaluated primarily visually using a standard light booth. Standard visual color difference techniques will be used to determine acceptability of color matches. The use of color instrumentation to determine and describe color differences will also be introduced. (Spring)

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  3. PET 1240 Introduction to Color

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    An introduction to color theory as it applies primarily to the coloring of plastic materials. This course will provide the background information required to develop color matching skills in plastics, which could also be applied to printing inks, textiles, or paints. Topics covered include: how we see color; color mixing laws; systems used to describe colors and color differences; color difference measurement; and the use of spectrophotometers in color measurement. A basic discussion of colorants used to color plastics will be presented. (Spring)

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    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      VC01M
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
      Books
      • Title
        Principles of Color Technology, 3rd edition
        Author(s)
        Berns
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780471194590
        Cost
        $180.90
      • Title
        The New Munsell Student Color Set, 2nd edition
        Author(s)
        Munsell
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9781563672002
        Cost
        $81.95
  4. PET 1990 Transfer 100 level

    Credits:
    0
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

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  5. PET 2100 Plastics Processes

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    4
    Lab Fee:
    $39.00
    Course Description:

    A hands-on study of the plastics injection molding and thermoforming processes. The theory of injection molding and thermoforming will be supplemented by laboratory exercises using plastics injection molding machines and thermoformers. The operation, set-up, optimization, and programming of the processes will be performed. Injection molding and thermoforming molds will be discussed, including basic mold design principles. A thermoforming mold will be made by the student as part of the laboratory exercises. (Fall)

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    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      HS01M
      Offer Days:
      Date:
      10/15 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
      Books
    • Title
      There are no books for this class
  6. PET 2200 Color Lab II Advanced Color Matching

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    4
    Lab Fee:
    $39.00
    Course Description:

    The course provides a continued study of the art and science of color matching. The use of spectrophotometers and color matching software programs will be used in addition to visual matching techniques. The course will provide hands-on experience creating a colorant data base. Students will produce primary colorant samples, read and store the samples into several color matching programs, and then use the programs to predict a color match. Spectrophotometers and software from several leading industry suppliers will be used in this course. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    PET1110LBLE AND PET1240LE
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  7. PET 2311 Plastic Material Testing

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    4
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    A study of testing procedures used to test plastics materials. The course will provide hands-on experience performing several common tests using standard ASTM test methods. Tests used to identify plastics materials as well as tests used to determine physical properties are investigated. Tests performed include: melt flow, tensile, impact tests and weathering. Statistical evaluation of data will be introduced. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    PET1100LBLE
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  8. PET 2320 Colorants

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    2
    Lab Fee:
    $34.00
    Course Description:

    A study of colorants used in the coloring of plastic products. The course will present the properties of the main types of organic and inorganic pigments, as well as solvent dyes, used to color the many different polymers used in the plastics industry. Basic chemistry required to understand colorant interactions will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the selection criterion used to select colorants for a given application. Properties examined will include: heat stability; light-fastness; weatherability; dispersability; chemical stability; and coloring strength. Laboratory exercises will be conducted to supplement lecture material, including a project to evaluate the properties of an assigned colorant. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    PET1240LE
    Corequisites:
  9. PET 2400 Industrial Troubleshooting

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This class will give an overview of the basic hydraulic and electrical symbols and systems used in industrial machines. Emphasis will be placed on the troubleshooting processes as they relates to a plastics manufacturing, but are applicable in any industrial setting. Key components of the class will be the troubleshooting process variables, as well as hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical circuits. Troubleshooting and diagnosis of mechanical problems will also be included in this class.

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  10. PET 2980 Co-op Work Experience

    Credits:
    1
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $20.00
    Course Description:

    A cooperative work experience is on or off campus paid employment which augments formal instruction in the Plastics/Coloring of Plastics curriculum. The experience is coordinated by the Cooperative Education Coordinator who visits the job site for a Conference with the student and supervisor at least once per term. As part of this course the student must attend a cooperative education orientation. A maximum of thirteen credit hours may be earned in cooperative work experience. (Spring)

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  11. PET 2990 Transfer 200 level

    Credits:
    0
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
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Cancelled Classes

There are class cancellations for Monday, October 20, 2014.  Please check the class cancellation page for more information. 

 

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