What Can Be Made From Recycled Polypropylene (PP) ? Polypeth Ekspor Indonesia July 5, 2022
What Can Be Made From Recycled Polypropylene (PP) ?

Polypropylene (PP) is widely used in various applications due to its good chemical resistance and weldability. Today, it is at the point of junction between cheap commodity plastics and more or less performing engineering plastics such as polyamides (PA6, PA66), POM, PBT and transparent resins.

Some of the popular applications showcasing Polypropylene (PP) versatility are listed below:

  1. Packaging Applications: Good barrier properties, high strength, good surface finish and low cost make Polypropylene ideal for several packaging applications. Polypropylenes (PP) perform well in blow molded and sheet thermoformed products for food, personal care, health, medical and labware applications, household chemicals and beauty aid products.

  • Flexible Packaging: Polypropylene (PP) films’ excellent optical clarity and low moisture-vapor transmission make it suitable for use in food packaging. Other markets shrink-film overwrap, electronic industry films, graphic arts applications, disposable diaper tabs and closures, etc. Polypropylene (PP) grades are used to produce oriented, bi-oriented and cast films and foils.

  • Rigid Packaging: Polypropylene (PP) is blow molded to produce crates, bottles, and pots. PP thin-walled containers are commonly used for food packaging.

  1. Consumer Goods: Polypropylene (PP) is used in several household products and consumer goods applications including translucent parts, housewares, furniture, appliances, luggage, toys etc.

  2. Automotive Applications: Due to its low cost, outstanding mechanical properties and moldability, Polypropylene (PP) is widely used in automotive parts. Main applications include battery cases and trays, bumpers, fender liners, interior trim, instrumental panels and door trims. Other key features of automotive applications of Polypropylene (PP) include low coefficient of linear thermal expansion and specific gravity, high chemical resistance and good weatherability, processability and impact/stiffness balance.

  3. Fibers and Fabrics: A large volume of Polypropylene (PP) utilized in the market segment known as fibers and fabrics. Polypropylene (PP) fiber is utilized in a host of applications including raffia/slit-film, tape, strapping, bulk continuous filament, staple fibers, spun bond and continuous filament. Polypropylene (PP) rope and twine are very strong and moisture resistant very suitable for marine applications.

  4. Medical Applications: Polypropylene (PP) is used in various medical applications due to high chemical and bacterial resistance. Also, the medical grade Polypropylene (PP) exhibits good resistance to steam sterilization. Disposable syringes is the most common medical application of Polypropylene (PP). Other applications include medical vials, diagnostic devices, petri dishes, intravenous bottles, specimen bottles, food trays, pans, pill containers, etc.

  5. Industrial Applications: Polypropylene (PP) sheets are widely used in industrial sector to produce acid and chemical tanks, sheets, pipes, Returnable Transport Packaging (RTP), etc. because of its properties like high tensile strength, resistance to high temperatures and corrosion resistance.

Polypropylene (PP) is 100% recyclable. Automobile battery cases, signal lights, battery cables, brooms, brushes, ice scrapers, etc., are few examples which can be made from recycled polypropylene (rPP).

The Polypropylene (PP) recycling process mainly includes melting of waste plastic to 250°C to get rid of contaminants followed by removal of residual molecules under vacuum and solidification at nearly 140°C. This recycled Polypropylene (PP) can be blended with virgin PP at a rate upto 50%. The main challenge in Polypropylene (PP) recycling is related to its amount consumed – currently nearly 1% Polypropylene (PP) bottles are recycled as compared to 98% recycling rate of PET & HDPE bottles together.

The use of Polypropylene (PP) is considered safe because it does not have any remarkable effect from an occupational health and safety point of view, in terms of chemical toxicity.

Source: https://omnexus.specialchem.com/selection-guide/polypropylene-pp-plastic/key-areas-of-applications-of-polypropylene

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.

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