What is Polypropylene?
Polypropylene is a synthetic resin produced from propylene, and its production in Japan began in 1962. Today, more than 2.5 million tons are consumed annually in Japan, making it a representative synthetic resin. It is characterized by its light weight, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and gloss. According to its composition, it can be classified into homopolymer (monopolymer), copolymer (random copolymer), and block copolymer. In general, homopolymers have high stiffness, good gloss, and can be colored with vivid colors. On the other hand, random copolymers have high transparency, and block copolymers have better impact strength than homopolymers. Taking advantage of these characteristics, they are widely used in the automotive field as typified by bumpers, home appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators, and even daily necessities and sundries.
Polypropylene products are all around us. Polypropylene is used in our daily lives in a variety of forms, including film, injection, hollow, and extrusion. Below are some of the main applications for polypropylene.
|Product Brand Name
|Mostron®/MOSDIO™, short fiber glass-reinforced polypropylene
|Glass fiber reinforced polypropylene
|High performance sliding polypropylene