Type of Polyolefins (PE and PP)
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer obtained from the polymerisation ofpropylene, a by-product of petroleum refining. It is divided into three main groups: Polypropylene copolymer, Polypropylene homopolymer and Polypropylene copolymer random. PP is the basic plastic with the lowest density, between 0.895 and 0.92 g/cm3, and is characterised by its mechanical properties, its high resistance to various acids, chemical solvents, and its dual task as a plastic and as a fibre.
Applications of Polyolefins (PE and PP)
The applications of polyolefins are very diverse: from pipes in the construction industry and plastic films in the agricultural sector to household goods such as food packaging and bottles for cleaning products.