Due to the fact that polypropylene adapts well to the injection molding process, it can be used to make incredibly thin layers of plastic. It is very suited to applications such as hinges on medication pots, lids on shampoo bottles, and other containers that will be bent and manipulated a lot and mustn’t break.
Polypropylene can even withstand twisting motions of up to 360 degrees without snapping and is very hard to snap as a result. It is relatively low cost and straightforward to produce and readily available in multiple countries and communities.
High chemical and fatigue resistance add to its durability and versatility as a packaging material and option for hinges and bottle tops attached to the main bottle by a thin layer of plastic. It can offer great versatility in colour, as it can be produced as an opaque or transparent thermoplastic and used when some transfer of light is desired. Its lighter density allows it to be used in applications where weight saving has to be a key consideration.
Polypropylene is waterproof and extremely resistant to moisture absorption, which adds to its packaging benefits and flexibility as a packaging material. Its semi-crystalline nature offers high flexural strength too, making it resilient to general wear and tear and ideal for items that must undergo higher levels of physical stress. It is also resilient against mildew, mould, rot and bacteria.
Is polypropylene safe?
While some potentially toxic chemicals are used in the manufacture of polypropylene, it is generally regarded as a safe finished product and is commonly used in plastic packaging that includes food and drink products and medical supplies. While it is not considered very eco-friendly, due to difficulties in the recycling process, items made from polypropylene can be re-used safely and are strong enough to resist normal wear and tear for several uses. Another point that points towards the safety of polypropylene is that the thermoplastic is frequently used to make:
- disposable cups
- safely contain, package and protect hot beverages and warm foods.
Our recycled Polypropylene (PP) granules are 100% made from post consumer and industrial waste material. It’s packed in a 25kg durable brown paper sack with monthly capacity up to 30mt. Kindly contact us to find out more about our recycled Polypropylene granules.
Polypeth Ekspor Indonesia is a supplier and export recycled plastic pellets (HIPS & PP) from Indonesia. We work with plastic recycling manufacturers with years of experience to provide and ensure high quality & the safety of our recycled plastic pellets. Together we reduce the use of virgin plastic resin and reduce the waste of virgin plastic pollution.
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