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Plastic Properties of Polypropylene (PP)
 
Polypropylene Dipping Basket 
141805 Polypropylene Hydrometer Jar 
Polypropylene Round Dipping Basket
141805 Polypropylene Hydrometer Jar 
Polypropylene (PP), a polymer prepared catalytically from propylene which differs from HDPE by having an isostatic replacement of a hydrogen atom by a methyl group on alternate carbon atoms in the main chain. Although largely unreactive chemically the presence of the methyl groups makes Polypropylene slightly more susceptible to attack by strong oxidizing agents than HDPE. A major advantage is Polypropylene's higher temperature resistance, this makes PP particularly suitable for items such as trays, funnels, pails, bottles, carboys and instrument jars that have to be sterilized frequently for use in a clinical environment.

Polypropylene is a translucent material with excellent mechanical properties and it has gradually replaced the polyethylenes for many purposes.

Dynalab Corp's plastic fabrication shop fabricates many catalog and custom Polypropylene products. If you can't find the product you require on our website please e-mail for a custom quote.

Don't see the answers to your Polypropylene questions? It must be time to see what Mr. Plastic has to say. Mr. Plastic is a wealth of technical, practical and even some hysterical plastic advice. Please submit your request via e-mail, phone calls will not be accepted.

  Polypropylene Resistance:
   Polypropylene Quick Facts:
Excellent resistance (no attack) to most Acid solutions, Alcohols, Bases and Mineral Oils.
  • Max Temp: 250°F 121°C
• Min Temp: -40°F -40°C
• Autoclavable: Yes
• Melting Point: 300°F 149°C
• Tensile Strength: 10,000 psi
• Hardness: R75
• UV Resistance: Good
• Clear
• Rigid
• Specific Gravity: 1.20
Good resistance (minor attack) to Alcohols and vegetable oils
 
Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to Aldehydes
 
Poor resistance (not recommended for use with) with Concentrated Acids, Bases, Esters, Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Halogenated Hydrocarbons, Ketones and Oxidizing Agents
 
 Polypropylene Fabrication:    Additional Information:
• Great chemical resistance makes Polypropylene a popular choice for plating and chemical tanks, as well as laboratory cabinetry and semi-conductor bench tops
• This material machines well and is available in many profiles
Propylene is autoclaveable for usage in biohazardous environments
• Other uses include fittings and connectors, storage containers, sinks, and hoods
• The best joining method is hot air or nitrogen welding. Can be mechanically joined with screws or rivets. Ultrasonic inserts work well
 

• Chemical Properties A-F
• Chemical Properties G-Z
• Physical Properties

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