Polypropylene (PP) Machined Parts
A Guide to Polypropylene CNC Milled & Turned Parts: Properties, Applications and Design Considerations
What is Polypropylene?
Polypropylene (PP) also known as polypropene is a hydrocarbon polymer and is one of the most commonly produced plastics in the world.
It is sometimes referred to as the ‘steel of the plastic industry’ due to its adaptability.
PP is a thermoplastic that is available as a Copolymer and Homopolymer. It is commonly used for mechanical components in corrosive environments.
Main Attributes of Polypropylene:
- Good-Excellent chemical resistance
- Semi rigid
- Good fatigue resistance
- Integral hinge property
- Good heat resistance
- High flammability
- Excellent electrical resistance
- Low density
- High purity
- Low moisture absorption
- High thermal expansion
- Food compliant
- Excellent weldability
- Stain resistant
- Low thermal and mechanical properties in comparison to engineering plastics
- Poor UV resistance
- More readily available alternative to ABS
- Low cost
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Detailed information about Polypropylene for designers including UK stock sizes and technical properties can be found in the tabs below. Please note: this information is provided as a guide only. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by Penta Precision in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.
Similar or obsolete designation and trade names
You may also see Polypropylene referred to as:
- TECAFINE® PP
- TECAPRO® - medical grade
- PPC / Polypropylene C (Copolymer)
- PPH / Polypropylene H (Homopolymer)
Polypropylene Components, Applications & Industries
Here are some examples of the industries and components for which Polypropylene is appropriate. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please do get in touch if you are considering using Polypropylene and we can talk through your project with you.
Typical Components & Applications:
- Galvanizing apparatus
- Filter components
- Living hinges
- Wear pads
- Machine cases
- Pump components
- Vacuum systems
- Chemical processing & storage applications
- Orthotic & prosthetic devices
- Plenums & manifolds
- Household appliances
- Food processing
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Polypropylene Machining Service
Penta Precision provides highly accurate machined parts in Polypropylene. Customers turn to us when they have had quality and delivery issues with their existing suppliers and need a reliable precision machining partner.
Penta Precision provides the following Polypropylene services:
- CNC milling – prototypes & large batch runs
- CNC turning – prototypes & large batch runs
- Insert installation
- Part marking
- Manual milling
- Manual turning
- Machining design advice
- Machining drawing service
Reasons to Choose Penta:
- ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance
- Consistent high quality machined parts
- Reliable delivery dates - our track record speaks volumes
- Exceptional customer service and communication
- Machining design advice
- Extensive experience in our field
What Makes Penta Different?
Our 3 unique pillars to delivering exemplary service:
We are regularly machining Polypropylene for customers all over the UK. Our customers depend on our machining expertise as well as our outstanding delivery performance, to machine the highest quality parts. Contact us to discuss how we can help you with your Polypropylene machining requirements.