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Polypropylene

Polypropylene

Polypropylene is an economical material that offers a unique combination of outstanding physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. It demonstrates excellent resistance to corrosion, organic solvents, degreasing agents, and electrolytic attack. It is also lightweight, stain-resistant and has a low moisture-absorption rate. Polypropylene is a tough heat-resistant material up to 180°F, making it ideal for the transfer of hot liquids or gases.

Key Properties
  • Chemical/corrosion resistance
  • No moisture absorption
  • Low cost
  • Weldability
  • Lightweight
Standard Shapes and Forms

Sheet: .060” – 3” thick

Rod: .187” – 20” diameter

Other Forms:  Perforated sheet, Welding rod, Angle, Threaded rod, Pipe & Fittings, Flexible Tubing

A Corrosion Guide is available on the Pipe & Fittings page and the Technical Specifications page.

The range of sizes and shapes are grade specific, please contact us for more information.

Grades and Colors

Polypropylene Homo-Polymer

Polypropylene homo-polymer is USDA/FDA, NSF and 3-A Dairy compliant in natural color for use in meat- and poultry-packaging facilities. This material demonstrates excellent impact resistance and formability, while also being lightweight. It also has outstanding chemical resistance and performs well in corrosive environments. Colors: Natural (translucent white), white, black and blue.

Polypropylene Co-Polymer

Polypropylene co-polymer offers the same chemical resistance of homo-polymer along with the added benefit of better resistance to stress cracking at low temperatures while being more pliable.

Flame-Retardant Polypropylene

Polypropylene also is available in two flame-retardant formulations. Both offer the best overall fire-resistant qualities of any competitive FRP material. This flame resistance, however, does not come at the expense of aesthetics and high performance.