Grade - PP
PP (Polypropylene)

PP Polypropylene, also known as polypropene, shares a lot of characteristics with hard polyethylene. As a virgin material it is generally more expensive than PE.

PP is one of the lightest plastics around, with a density of 0,91 grams per kubic centimeter. The material is very resistant to temperature (resistant up to 110 degrees celcius), is almost unbreakable and has some of the good characeristics of both PS and PE. It is very resistant again fatigue from bending because of which it is very suitable for simple hinges. PP becomes breakable at temperatures below 0 degrees celcius.

PP is used commonly in technical applyances for which it is suitable due to it’s shape stiffness. Though polypropylene shares charasteristics with PE, it is not resistant to gasoline. Due to its resistance to hot steam sterilization, PP is also commonly used in medical equipment.