For what is polypropylene used?


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Polypropylene is used in fibers for clothing and carpets, for injection molding objects like washing up bowls and automobile bumpers and for manufacturing films for food packaging. It is also used to make toys, furniture, housewares and rigid packaging for pails, DVD boxes, crates and corrugated boards.

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Polypropylene is a adaptable thermoplastic polymer that can be combined with other monomers to manufacture a wide variety of copolymers. The outstanding properties of polypropylene allow it to be used to replace alternative polymers, metals and glass. Polypropylene is a stiff material, has a low density and possesses good heat resistant properties. It also has great impact resistance and is able to be easily stretched when used in fiber and film applications

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