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POLYPROPYLENE (PP)

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of P-O-P applications. From simple signage to complex mouldings. It has a high chemical resistance and is very durable and flexible. It's a flexible material that is very cost effective to use compared to most plastics. It can be injection moulded in pellet form but is also commonly available in sheet form and can also be extruded. In its sheet format it can be scored to create strong live hinges and is a durable substitute for card. Mechanical fasteners and heat melt methods are used to bond PP sheets together as common solvents do not work. It comes in a large variety of colours as well as translucent and can be easily printed on.

Material Properties

Property 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
Lifespan X
Durability X
Strength X
UV Stability X
Transparency X
Cost X
End of Life



Star Rating for performance - 5* = best performing

Typical Applications

Click on the links below to learn more:

Fabrication>
Heat Bending>
Vacuum Forming>



Benefits

Here are some of the key benefits of Polypropylene:

- Low weight vs PVC
- Good rigidity
- 100% recyclable



Limitations

Here are some of the key downsides to Polypropylene:

- Clarity not as good as PVC
- Difficult to bond

- Not suitable for all printing
  techniques



Alternatives

Click on the links below for Polypropylene alternatives:

- Rigid PVC>
- PETG>
- APET>



Sample Gallery

See examples of P-O-P displays using this material.

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