Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications due to its toughness, versatility, and resistance to heat and chemicals.
Short cut fibres are widely used for reinforcement of concrete and lead oxide paste for plate manufacture in lead acid batteries.
As polypropylene is resistant to fatigue, it is often used to manufacture plastic hinges such as those found on flip-top bottles. It is also regularly used in the manufacture of kettles and food containers due to its high heat resistance.
The material is also used to make carpets, rugs, mats, and rope because it is very colourfast, light, and strong.
Polypropylene is also a popular material for nonwovens, such as in filters, nappies, sanitary towels, medical mesh, or face masks.
Precision cut polypropylene fibres
Polypropylene (PP) fibres are used in a wide variety of applications including packaging, textiles, and automotive components. Since it’s extremely strong and resistant to many chemical solvents, bases, and acids, it is an ideal reinforcement material.
Polypropylene fibres are often used as a concrete additive to increase strength and reduce cracking and spalling. In earthquake susceptible areas, the fibres are added into the soil to improve the strength of foundations in construction applications.
We offer polypropylene fibres in the following sizes:
- 1.80 decitex
- 3.30 decitex
Milled polypropylene powders (flock)
Milled polypropylene flock can be added to a variety of materials to add strength and resilience to the finished product.
Due to its high dye affinity and excellent toughness, PP powder is often used to create banknotes and security papers.
Our milled polypropylene powder flocks are available in the following sizes:
- < 100 microns
- 100 – 500 microns