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    Polypropylene Homopolymer

    Polypropylene Homopolymer in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    poly(1-methylethylene)

    Cas Number

    9003-07-0

    HS Code

    390210

    Formula

    (C3H6)n

    Basic Info

    Appearance

    White Granular Powder

    Common Names

    Propene polymers, Propylene polymers, Isotactic polypropylene (iPP)

    Packaging

    25 Kg Bag

    Brief Overview

    Polypropylene homopolymer is a type of polypropylene that is composed of a single type of monomer, propylene. It is a highly crystalline and isotactic polymer, meaning that its molecular chains are highly ordered and aligned in a uniform manner. This results in a material with high stiffness, good chemical resistance, and excellent electrical insulation properties. Polypropylene homopolymer has a high melting point and is typically processed using techniques such as injection molding or extrusion to produce products such as pipes, sheets, and packaging materials. It is commonly used in various industries such as automotive, construction, and consumer goods due to its exceptional mechanical and thermal properties.

    Manufacturing Process

    1. Polymerization: Propylene gas is polymerized under high pressure and high temperature using a catalyst, resulting in a homopolymer of polypropylene.

    2. Extrusion: The polypropylene homopolymer is then extruded into long strands, which are cooled and cut into small pellets.

    3. Compounding: The PP homopolymer pellets are then compounded with additives such as stabilizers, pigments, and fillers to improve their performance and appearance.

    4. Molding: The compounded PP homopolymer pellets are then molded into various shapes using techniques such as injection molding, blow molding, or extrusion.

    Grade Available

    1. Raffia/Yarn

    2. Injection

    3. BOPP Film

    1. Packaging: PP homopolymer is commonly used in food and beverage packaging such as containers, bottles, and lids due to its high chemical resistance and ability to withstand high temperatures.

    2. Automotive: PP homopolymer is used in automotive applications such as interior trim, dashboard components, and battery cases due to its excellent impact resistance, low weight, and ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

    3. Medical: PP homopolymer is used in medical applications such as surgical trays, vials, and IV bags due to its ability to withstand chemical sterilization and low toxicity.

    4. Construction: PP homopolymer is used in construction applications such as pipes, fittings, and insulation due to its high stiffness, durability, and resistance to chemical and environmental degradation.

    5. Textile: PP homopolymer is used in textile applications such as fibers, ropes, and geotextiles due to its high tensile strength and resistance to abrasion.

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