Polypropylene, sometimes abbreviated as PP, is a thermoplastic polymer used is a wide variety of industrial plastics applications including food processing, reusable containers, plastic parts, chemical tanks and bunds.
What is Polypropylene Plastic?
Polypropylene plastic (PP) is a polyolefin with similar properties to polyethylene and HDPE but is slightly harder and more heat resistant. The material is usually white or grey and is mechanically rugged and has a high degree of chemical resistance.
We fabricate all sorts of tanks and liners for customers in a diverse range of industries using polypropylene. Here are just a couple of examples of the many uses of this robust material.
What are the Benefits of Using Polypropylene?
- Chemical resistant
- Mechanically rugged
- Fatigue resistant
- Reasonably economical
Common PP Applications
- Chemical tanks of varying sizes
- Powder coating dipping tanks and liners
- Machine covers
- Electrical switch cabinets
Next time you pick up a plastic item, check the bottom — if its recycle number is a 5, then it contains polypropylene plastic.