PolyPropylene Plastic Fabrication

Polypropylene, or polypro, is a versatile thermoplastic manufactured by combining propylene monomers. This material is available in homopolymer and copolymer forms and has the following properties:

  • Low density
  • Resists impact
  • Non-toxic
  • High tensile strength
  • No moisture absorption
  • Resists most acids, alkalis, degreasing agents and organic solvents
  • Non-staining
  • Lightweight
  • High stiffness
  • Withstands heat
  • Easy to weld
  • Simple to machine
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Propylene homopolymer, or PPH, is a general-purpose material that exhibits strong corrosion resistance, tensile strength, and stiffness at elevated temperatures. It also possesses excellent resistance to organic solvents and degreasing agents as well as electrolytic attack. Lightweight and with a maximum temperature rating of 210 degrees Fahrenheit, propylene homopolymer is ideal for a variety of applications. Examples include:

  • Plenums and manifolds
  • Secondary containment
  • Valve bodies
  • Plating and anodizing process equipment
  • Pump components
  • Storage tanks

While nearly identical to propylene homopolymer in many respects, propylene copolymer, or PPC, is less heat resistant but has better impact strength. It also has increased stress crack resistance and low-temperature toughness. Common applications include:

  • Die cutting pads
  • Water and foam tanks
  • Plating and anodizing process equipment
  • Fabricated parts
  • Hinges
  • Containment tanks

Improve your application with custom polypropylene plastic fabrication solutions and threaded fittings from Chicago Plastic Systems, an industry leader in the fabrication and distribution of air- and fluid-handling systems, components and equipment.
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For over 20 years, Chicago Plastic Systems has worked to become the premier choice for industrial thermoplastic fabrication. If you need custom plating tanks​​​​​​​, wet fume scrubbers​​​​​​​, processing skids, pipe fabrication or your own unique product​​​​​​​ manufactured, CPS is at your service.

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