Polypropylene takes center stage in medical market


Polypropylene is one of the materials moving to the front lines in the battle to find more cost effective and environmentally friendly medical applications.

Polypropylene (PP) is a semicrystalline polymer that contains amorphous and semicrystalline regions. It lacks the heat resistance and structural properties of polycarbonate, the impact resistance of polyester, the radiation resistance of polystyrene or polyethylene (PE), or the flexibility or soft feel of flexible polyvinyl chloride, but it has a good balance of those properties. It also has good chemical resistance, a large and innovative supply base and good economics.
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