Polypropylene is used in both household and industrial applications. Its unique properties and ability to adapt to various fabrication techniques make it stand out as an invaluable material for a wide range of uses. Another invaluable characteristic is polypropylene’s ability to function as both a plastic material and as a fiber (like those promotional tote bags that are given away at events, races, etc). Polypropylene’s unique ability to be manufactured through different methods and into different applications meant it soon started to challenge many of the old alternative materials, notably in the packaging, fiber, and injection molding industries. Its growth has been sustained over the years and it remains a major player in the plastic industry worldwide.
Products in use :
- Readily available and relatively inexpensive.
- High flexural strength due to its semi-crystalline nature.
- Relatively slippery surface.
- Very resistant to absorbing moisture.
- Good chemical resistance over a wide range of bases and acids.
- Possesses good fatigue resistance.
- Good impact strength.
- Good electrical insulator.