Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer belonging to the polyolefin group, produced from addition polymerization of the monomer propylene.
It can be identified in materials by the triangular recyclable symbol, with a number «5» inside and the letters «PP» underneath.
With several applications, polypropylene is the second most produced plastic product (after polyethylene).
Its chain, formed by molecular structures, gives it its thermoplastic quality, easily moldable at high temperatures, which enables its wide use in the industry for its recyclable and sustainable profile.
It has several applications in everyday life, such as:
- Plastic packaging;
- Plastic bags;
- Plastic chairs;
- Cups and cutlery;
- Parts for household appliances
- Medical items