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Polypropylene Plastic Overview
What is polypropylene?

Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic known for its strength and durability, excellent chemical and heat resistance, and cost-effectiveness. Polypropylene is used in a wide range of applications, such as packaging, consumer products, automotive components, and medical devices. The benefits of polypropylene include its high strength-to-weight ratio, durability, and low cost. It is also non-toxic, recyclable, and resistant to corrosion and many chemicals.

Homopolymer polypropylene grades are designed for applications that require rigidity and stress resistance, while carbon-reinforced homopolymer grades offer improved strength and stiffness. Copolymer grades are more flexible, which makes them suitable for applications that require formability. Polypropylene can be easily welded with hot air tools and fabricated into water and chemical tanks. FDA-compliant grades are used for body jackets, upper and lower extremity orthoses, AFOs, and prosthetic sockets.

 

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Customers Also Asked:
Is polypropylene a good plastic?

Polypropylene is a durable lightweight plastic with a good balance of thermal, electrical, and chemical properties that is generally considered to be safe for human contact. Polypropyelene's diverse strengths make it desirable in a variety of applications such as orthopedic appliances, tanks, irrigation, animal feeders, and food containers.

Is polypropylene a cheap plastic?

Polypropylene is a widely used and relatively cheap high strength thermoplastic. It is typically seen in chemical and water tanks and has good aesthetic qualities.

What are the disadvantages of polypropylene?

Polypropylene has several disadvantages. A high thermal expansion coefficient limits its use in high temperature applications and it is extremely flammable. Polypropylene will degrade when exposed to UV rays and is hard to paint due to poor bonding properties.

Which is better: plastic or polypropylene?

Polypropylene is a type of plastic that is created by the polymerization of propylene gas. Polypropylene is used in a variety of applications due to its excellent mechanical properties and its resistance to fatigue and abrasion. From automotive components to laboratory equipment, polypropylene is favored in a diverse array of industries.

 

General Properties1 of Polypropylene
Property
Homopoly
Copoly
Tensile Strength
5400 psi
3800 psi
Flexural Modulus
225 ksi
215 ksi
Izod Impact (Notched)
1.2 ft-lbs/in.
12.5 ft-lbs/in.
Heat Deflection Temperature
210°F
190°F
1The values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing is always recommended to determine exact values for each application.
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications.
Copoly/Copolymer Polypropylene Sheet - Natural
Polypropylene is a high corrosion resistant material which exhibits excellent tensile strength.
Polypropylene Homopolymer Sheet - Natural
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications.
Polypropylene Copoly/Copolymer Sheet - Black
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications.
>Polypropylene Homopolymer PE Sheet - Black
White homopolymer polypropylene sheets have excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.
Polypropylene Homopolymer PE Sheet - White
Orthotic & prosthetic grade polypropylene has outstanding rigidity and impact resistance.
Polypropylene Sheet O&P Grade - Orthopedic Polypropylene
Orthotic & prosthetic grade polypropylene has outstanding rigidity and impact resistance.
Polypropylene Sheet O&P Paper Masked - Orthopedic Polypropylene
UL94 V-0 compliance, durability, strength, and chemical resistance at cost-effective price.
LAM FRP-3 (FM4910) Polypropylene Flame Retardant Sheet
PRIME BUBBLE-X was created as an alternative to PVC because of its unique physical characteristics along with its ability to be recycled into a normal waste stream.
Bubble-X<sup>®</sup> Printing and Packaging Plastic Sheets
The need for a clean environment is met with UtiLite easy to maintain interlocking panels.
UtiLite Interlocking Wall & Ceiling Panels
Fluted Polypro is ideal for widespread applications, most commonly for signage.
Polypropylene Fluted Sheet - White
Fluted Polypro is ideal for widespread applications, most commonly for signage.
Polypropylene Fluted Sheet - Green
Fluted Polypro is ideal for widespread applications, most commonly for signage.
Polypropylene Fluted Sheet - Orange
Fluted Polypro is ideal for widespread applications, most commonly for signage.
Polypropylene Fluted Sheet - Brown
Fluted Polypro is ideal for widespread applications, most commonly for signage.
Polypropylene Fluted Sheet - Red
Fluted Polypro is ideal for widespread applications, most commonly for signage.
Polypropylene Fluted Sheet - Black

 

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications.
Polypropylene Rod - Natural
Polypropylene/polypropene (PP) welding rod is sold by the pound, shipped in 4' straight lengths.
Polypropylene Welding Rod - Natural
Polypropylene/polypropene (PP) welding rod is sold by the pound, shipped in 4' straight lengths.
Polypropylene Welding Rod - White
Polypropylene/polypropene (PP) welding rod is sold by the pound, shipped in 4' straight lengths.
Polypropylene Welding Rod - Black

 

Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
Onsrud High Speed Steel Two Flute Fractional Drill Bit
Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
Onsrud - Plastic Router Bits
Saw blades that offer premium performance on hard and soft plastics.
No-Melt Plastic Saw Blades
AZ Foremen Thermocutter Handle for GG2 Base Unit.
ZTS24 Thermocutter Handle
AZ Foremen Thermocutter Handle for GG2 Base Unit.
ZTS25 EOAT Optional Robotic Thermocutter Handle
AZ Foremen Complete Thermocutter System.
ZTS24 Thermocutter Handle & GG2 Base Unit Power Control (Complete Kit)

 




WARNING: The products on this page can expose you to chemicals including Ethylene Oxide, CAS 75-21-8, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

WARNING: The products on this page can expose you to chemicals including Ethylene Oxide, CAS 75-21-9, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.