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Polypropylene Machining

Polypropylene (PP), also known as polypro, is a thermoplastic polymer found in a wide variety of applications. An additional polymer made from the monomer propylene, it is rugged and unusually resistant to many chemical solvents, acids, and bases.

Polypropylene is rugged and unusually resistant to many chemical solvents, bases, and acids. As a thermoplastic, it is suitable for use in a wide range of applications.

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Polypropylene is available in both homopolymer and copolymer grades. Homopolymer polypropylene is most commonly used, and is also stronger and stiffer than copolymer. The homopolymer grade is regularly used in corrosion-resistant structures because of its good chemical resistance and weldability. Copolymer polypropylene is a bit softer, but it is tougher and more durable than homopolymer polypropylene. The copolymer grade is low temperature, resistant, and has a good stress crack resistance. 

Polypropylene rod, tube, and sheets are both supplied and fabricated to close tolerance by Vanderveer Industrial Plastics' various CNC machines.

Nylon is frequently used to replace metal bearings and bushings, often eliminating the need for external lubrication. Other benefits include a reduction in part weight, less operating noise, and decreased wear on mating parts.

Polypropylene Machining Profile:

Key Properties:

  • Mechanical strength
  • FDA compliant grades available
  • Impact resistance
  • Moisture resistance
  • Machinability

Proven Applications:

  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor equipment & components
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Plating & chemical tanks
  • Automotive equipment

Trust Vanderveer Industrial Plastics for your polypropylene sheet, rod, and tube supplies. They have been a reliable business partner for over 60 years!

The .pdf below contains a table of information that compares the typical properties of homopolymer and copolymer polypropylene. The chart analyzes differences in flexural modulus, thermal expansion, tensile strength, and more.

  Polypropylene Data Sheet

For additional information on Polypropylene plastic materials, contact your local Vanderveer Industrial Plastics representative or call Vanderveer Industrial Plastics at 714.579.7700.

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