Polypropylene (PP)

Do you need a material that is electrically insulating and has low water absorption? If so, PP may be the right choice for you.
Sheets of laser cut natural-coloured polypropylene

What is PP?


PP stands for polypropylene. It is a part-crystalline thermoplastic, which is supplied as sheets or rods. We stock PP in grey and natural colours.

 

Polypropylene is known under the brand name TECAFINE®.

 

The characteristics and applications of polypropylene


PP has high rigidity and good chemical resistance. The material is also electrically insulating and has very low water absorption.


For this reason, we often recommend PP for use in wet environments, where cleaning is with chemicals. PP can withstand damp and harsh cleaning materials.


Please note that PP is not strong when exposed to cold, hence its low impact resistance. In cold areas, PEHD or PTFE are better alternatives, depending on other requirements in the given environment.


We use PP for instance in hinged items, since the material can cope with repeated bending without breaking.


However, PP loses rigidity at high temperatures. It can withstand only 100 °C and it is also affected by UV.


Note also that PP is not suited to mechanical wear as it can cold flow.

Polypropylene in the laser

Processing polypropylene


We can CNC turn or mill your PP parts in our production plant.

 

Food-approved polypropylene


PP does not have FCM approval as standard, but it is available in an FCM-approved version.


Would you like to know more about PP? See our table of plastics.

 

Read plastic table


If you have any questions about the processing of PP, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Induflex's industry technician deburring a turned part with four holes in white POM

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

Industry technician adjusts CNC lathe in the production at Induflex

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Samples of PEHD plastics in blue, green, red, white and yellow colours

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