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Polypropylene Characteristics

Cost-effective and lightweight, polypropylene thermoplastic is easily welded, formed and machined. With its balance of chemical, thermal and electrical properties and good strength-to-weight ratio, this thermoplastic material is suitable for many applications.

Polypropylene has excellent chemical and solvent resistance and very low gas and water vapor permeability. As a result, it is used extensively in the semiconductor industry.

It is also a good choice for the food processing industry. With a hard, high-gloss surface, it is suitable for environments in which bacteria is a concern, including applications involving direct food contact.

Its good insulating properties, excellent arc resistance and dielectric strength also make polypropylene a good choice for electrical applications. It can be modified to be conducive or anti-static. Characteristics include:

  • Economical
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  • Good thermal insulation properties
  • Excellent chemical and fatigue resistance
  • Easily welded and machined
  • Superior dielectric strength

Applications for Polypropylene Thermoplastic

  • Medical equipment and components
  • Semiconductor processing equipment
  • Food processing equipment
  • Food packaging
  • Solar collectors
  • Electrical switch gears
  • Pump and valve components
  • Fluid dispensing parts
  • Piping systems
  • Electrical insulation
  • Tanks, tank covers and liners

Contact a Dielectric Manufacturing knowledge expert to discuss the use of polypropylene for fabrication of your plastic parts. Call 800-367-9122 or email sales@dielectricmfg.com.

We also are a distributor of polypropylene material. Contact us to discuss how we can fulfill your material needs.

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