After polyethylene, polypropylene is the second most widely used type of plastic
Polypropylene, also known as polypropene with the abbreviation PP, is a thermoplastic polymer.
Polypropylene is capable of floating in water and the material can withstand high temperatures (up to 120 degrees), which makes it possible to sterilise products made from polypropylene. This is also an advantage with regard to recycling. The type of plastic has good chemical properties, which entail that it is sweat transporting and at the same time polypropylene is easy to clean/dry.
You can read more about the types of plastic under standard programme.
Applications of PP-plastic
- Packaging for fresh meat and microwave ready meals
- Rugs, mats and furniture
- Clothing and sports underwear
- Plastic bags/shopping bags
- Filters, pipettes, tubes, inhalers (medical)
- Dash panels, bumpers and other components for cars
- PPC: Production of pipes and car parts (bumper)
- PPH: Production of fibre for diapers and sanitary towels