Polypropylene – the plastic material of the future

Polypropylene is one of the newest plastic materials. Its production was mastered as recently as the 1950s (1954 - polymerization using the Ziegler – Natta catalyzers). At the start of the ‘80s PP production showed a giant increase. Then it gradually reached volumes comparable to other standard plastic materials. Afterwards, in 1997, the production of PP outstripped even the most commonly used plastic material of the day - PVC.
Polypropylene has a series of particular economic advantages. Its low bulk density, the state-of-the-art processing methods, and cheap raw materials make PP an economically advantageous alternative. Thus, a still growing number of processors decide on polypropylene, changing their technologies.
Polypropylene is odour-free, neutral in taste and is not irritating to the mucous membranes, therefore it is physiologically unexceptionable. It can be recycled easily or, if required, disposed of thermally without creating toxic gases. The PP foils that we use contain no softeners, acids or heavy metals, and they are suitable even for direct contact with food.
It is manufactured in conformity with ISO 9001:2001.
It meets the requirements of the European Standards and Public Notices below:
76/769/EEC, 20002/72/EC, 67/548/EEC, 98/8/EC, 94/62/EC, 88/378/EEC, 76/768/EEC

Chemical formula of PP: Polypropylen

Some of the typical physical properties of PP:
Density of 0,92 g/cm3
Maximum temperature for short-term application: 140 °C
Maximum temperature for long-term application: 100 °C
Minimum temperature for long-term application: -10°C
Melting temperature: 170 °C

We have the following PP panels and foils in stock:
- natural (milk coloured, semi-transparent)
- white and snow white
- clear
- clear with diagonal stripes
- silver (metallic)
All types range in thickness from 0.20 mm to 1.60 mm.
Further we offer a wide choice of coloured types and surface finishes that alter depending on the existing requirements of the customers.