Polypropylene (PP) is a member of the polyolefin family of plastics. Polyolefins are one of the so-called commodity thermoplastics. The polyolefin family includes PP, polyethylene, polybutylene, and various other derivatives.
Polypropylene has turned out to be the most versatile of the polyolefin family, accounting for the continuing rapid increase in its use, approximately 12% in 2015. It is highly versatile due to a combination of factors. These factors include excellent chemical and heat resistance a good balance of physical and mechanical properties, a very favorable strength-to-weight ration and low taste and odor characteristics.
The main characteristics observed in Polypropylene family are –
Polypropylene is increasingly displacing a number of other materials in a variety of applications. Typically, one or more of the following reasons is given for replacing another material with polypropylene:
Material Characteristics, Test Standards and Typical Results of Rigid PP Profile
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