Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Polypropylene plastics – their uses and advantages

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Polypropylene plastics (PP) are one of the most common types of plastics that are used in both household and industrial applications. They can be used both as fibre type and structural plastics.

Their uses

These types of plastics are used in a number of applications and are widely preferred by the consumer market. They are coloured using colour masterbatches which is a liquid or solid additive for plastic. These plastics are used in products such as:
  •  In plastic parts of toys and automobile products
  •  In all forms of carpeting, upholstery and area rugs
  •  In different reusable products such as containers and similar products
  •  In various stationery items, loudspeakers and other such equipment
  •  In a number of laboratory equipment where plastics are found

Manufacturers usually prefer these plastics over others and there are a number of reasons behind this. So to understand this better, here we’ve listed some of the most common reasons.

Their advantages

  • Unlike other plastics, PP doesn’t absorb water.
  • These plastics do not deteriorate in presence of bacteria and other such elements.
  • Newer version of PP contains a rubber like element and it opens the door for some new and different uses of these plastics.
  • PP doesn’t break easily and can bear significant damage though it is not as sturdy as some other plastics like Polyethylene.
  • These plastics are very flexible and lightweight.

White masterbatches are used for imparting some properties to these plastics.


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