Polypropylene PP

Polypropylene PP is a thermoplastic “addition polymer” made by combining propylene monomers. It is used in various everyday sectors, including many applications in the automotive sector.

Diluted bases and acids do not easily react with polypropylene, making it a good choice for containers of liquids such as detergents, first aid products, and more.

Polypropylene acts with elasticity for a specific range of deflection. It is generally considered a “hard” material.

Finally, this material maintains its shape after twisting, folding and/or bending. This property is fundamental to building durable hinges. Polypropylene has a very high resistance to electricity, making it ideal for electronic components.

The most significant properties of PP polypropylene

Chemical resistance

Elasticity and tenacity

Stress resistance and excellent insulation

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PP polypropylene: properties and applications

PP polypropylene has several properties that make it suitable for use in different industrial sectors. Its high chemical resistance and high insulation rate are its main characteristics.

It also has excellent moisture resistance, which makes it perfect for manufacturing bottles, cans, and suitcases.

The sectors that make extended use of polypropylene are:

  • Food industry for producing packaging
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industry for medical containers and accessories (such as syringes)
  • Textile industry
  • Luggage
  • Automotive industry
  • Furniture and building industry

Lopigom uses these properties in several applications to produce items and accessories for various sectors.