The expression “plastic materials” includes a wide and differentiated range of products with multiple and diversified properties.
Lack of specific expertise and familiarity with the use of each product, makes many people refer to all of these materials simply as plastics, however, to this maxi-category, belong products and substances with very diversified applications.
The one with the widest and most universal use is Polypropylene.
This material, also known by its abbreviation PP, is a thermoplastic polymer derived from petroleum and invented in the first half of the 1950s by Giulio Natta and Karl Ziegler.
This polymer represented a great breakthrough in the chemistry field thanks to its versatility and its characteristics, such as excellent thermal resistance, high breaking load, high resistance to abrasion and good insulating properties.
Overall, this plastic compound is also easily malleable, resistant to water and other chemical products, easily recyclable and, therefore, environment-friendly: the latter is a very important factor that makes polypropylene an indispensable material, in any context.
It is one of the most advanced plastics in today’s market and, for this reason, there are numerous sectors of modern industry that use the advantages of polypropylene and the materials produced by its processing.
Among its applications, we can definitely mention the pharmaceutical, chemical, textile, household appliances and food, while if we look at conversion technologies, polypropylene is the ideal choice for injection molding, blow molding, extrusion and thermoforming.