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26/11/2014 Polypropylene Properties | Technical Information (PP)

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Plastic Properties of Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene (PP), a polymer prepared catalytically from propylene which differs from
HDPE by having an isostatic replacement of a hydrogen atom by a methyl group on
alternate carbon atoms in the main chain. Although largely unreactive chemically the
presence of the methyl groups makes Polypropylene slightly more susceptible to attack
by strong oxidizing agents than HDPE. A major advantage is Polypropylene's higher
temperature resistance, this makes PP particularly suitable for items such as trays,
funnels, pails, bottles, carboys and instrument jars that have to be sterilized frequently for
use in a clinical environment. Polypropylene is a translucent material with excellent
mechanical properties and it has gradually replaced the polyethylenes for many
purposes. Dynalab Corp's plastic fabrication shop fabricates thousands of catalog and
custom PP products.

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PP Resistance: Polypropylene Quick Facts:

Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute and concentrated Acids, Alcohols, Maximum Temperature: 275F Hardness: R95
Bases and Mineral Oils 135C UV Resistance: Poor
Good resistance (minor attack) to Aldehydes, Esters, Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Minimum Temperature: 32F 0C Translucent
Ketones and Vegetable Oils Autoclavable: Yes Rigid
Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to Melting Point: 338F 170C Specific Gravity: 0.90
Aromatic and Halogenated Hydrocarbons and Oxidizing Agents Tensile Strength: 4,500 psi

Polypropylene Fabrication: Additional Information

The downloads at left are Adobe PDF files

Great chemical resistance makes Polypropylene a popular choice for plating and Chemical Properties A-F and require Adobe Acrobat Reader
chemical tanks, as well as laboratory cabinetry and semi-conductor bench tops Chemical Properties G-Z
This material machines well and is available in many profiles Physical Properties of Plastic
Propylene is autoclaveable for usage in biohazardous environments Use and Care of Plastics
Other uses include fittings and connectors, storage containers, sinks, and hoods
The best joining method is hot air or nitrogen welding. Can be mechanically joined
with screws or rivets. Ultrasonic inserts work well

Additional Plastic Properties

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