Polypropylene (PP) is a durable plastic designed for high use, high abuse applications. Its high chemical resistance and low coefficient of friction make it the perfect choice for chemical handling and machine / manufacturing parts.
Common Names: PolyPro, PP
Polypropylene Material Pros: High corrosion and chemical resistance, high impact strength
Common Applications: Chemical Handling, Tanks
Polypropylene is a lightweight material that is stain, moisture, and crack resistant. This, in combination with the material’s ability to resist most strong acids and bases at relatively high temperatures and concentrations, make the perfect candidate for tanks and chemical handling.
We also commonly have customers requesting polypropylene sheets for OEM parts. On top of the material’s resistance to organic solvents and degreasing agents, it has a low coefficient of friction and high impact resistance so it will last longer with less maintenance.
Polypropylene is a homopolymer which is similar to a copolymer. The primary difference is that copolymers have a higher impact strength when compared to homopolymers. If you think your project needs a higher impact strength, check out HDPE.