Course Description

In this module, we’ll begin by explaining the building blocks of PET, then move into process chemistry, covering continuous and solid state polymerization. Next, we’ll jump into the main properties of PET such as thermal transitions, general characteristics, intrinsic viscosity, color, pellet shape and size, acetaldehyde generation, and the impact of copolymers. Following these topics, we'll go through the states of PET and its morphology, the impact of moisture on PET before processing, and the degradation effects of PET. And finally, we’ll dive into the crystallinity and orientation that occurs during blow molding, the strain-induced crystallinity achieved in the blow molding process, and the self-leveling characteristics of PET.

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Building Blocks of PET

    3. PET Process Chemistry

    4. Properties of PET

    5. States of PET

    6. Impact of Moisture in PET

    7. Degradation of PET

    8. Orientation, Strain-induced Crystallinity, and Self-leveling

    9. Knowledge Check

    10. Survey

About this course

  • $94.00
  • 10 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

About the Instructor

Beverage Institute by ISBT®

International Society of Beverage Technologists

Every organization in the beverage industry needs to have trained personnel proficient in beverage fundamentals, industry best practices, technical standards and current technology. As the premier technical beverage industry society, ISBT is in the unique position to offer you the very best in professional development and training solutions. Beverage Institute by ISBT® is designed to provide an important resource for the global community of beverage professionals. The sessions, given by experienced beverage professionals, provide overviews as well as in-depth discussions on key topics in the art and science of beverage production.