VAST 240

Plastics in Our World

Instructor: J. R. Martin

Office: 231 AEC

Office Phone: (610) 330-5430

Email: martinj@lafayette.edu


This course may be used to satisfy the ES 225 requirement.


Course Description: This course deals with the increasingly important role that plastics (polymers) play in our modern world. After an introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of plastics, students will explore new applications of plastics and examine some of the controversial aspects of plastics use, including environmental effects of plastics disposal and the impact of plastics use on natural resources.