Polypropylene

Polypropylene combines high corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance, and great tensile strength. It maintains its stiffness at elevated temperatures and displays incredible resistance to organic solvents, de-greasing agents, and electrolytic attack. In addition, the material is lightweight, and stain and moisture resistant.

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Polypropylene is used where you need:

  • Self Lubricating and Low Co-Efficient of Friction
  • High Chemical Resistance
  • Abrasion, Moisture and Electrical Resistance
  • Stiffness, Rigidity, or Cut Resistance
  • Low Specific Gravity (Floats in Water)

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Material is used…

in many applications where chemical resistance and stiffness are a must.

  • Resistant to 180°F and  handles acids, alkalies and solvents extremely well.
  • USDA and FDA approved for use in food processing applications.
  • Excellent stiffness and rigidity
  • Very good Dielectric Properties
  • Impact and Stress Crack Resistant
  • FDA and NSF Compliant

Due to its chemical resistance, Polypropylene is ideally suited to be used with a wide range of chemicals. Its resistance to aggressive media permits it to be used in laboratories and a large variety of industrial applications. The material resists most strong acids and bases even at relatively high temperatures and concentrations.Common trade names are: Densitec®, Hostalen®, Marlex®, Protec®, Propylux®, Polystone® and more.

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Availability

Extruded Sheet:

.030 – 3″ in 48″ X 96″ Smooth Surfaces Natural Sheet

Black available in many thicknesses

Film:

.022 – .060″ in 48″ wide Natural Only as standard

Rod:
.250″ – 10″ diameter in Natural – 96″ lengths

Black is available in some sizes of Polypro Rod

Special Formulations:

Conductive, Glass Filled, Static Dissipative, Custom sizes, formulations, profiles or colors.

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Typical Resin Properties:

General PropertyASTM TestTypical
Value
PolyPro
Specific Gravity D792.90 – .915
Tensile Strength YieldD6384,300 – 6,000
Izod Impact – NotchedD256.6 – 1.2
Hardness – RockwellD785R90 – 102
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These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

For great chemical resistance, stiffness and wear, Polypropylene is an excellent choice.