Polypropylene is a very popular plastic used in industry and the design sector. Nobel-prize winner for chemistry Giulio Natta invented it over fifty years ago. Used to make the widest range of products, this material has beneficial and useful features.
– extremely light
– it can be washed
– it can be sterilized (therefore it is used for food containers)
– resistant to heat (melting point 160°C)
– resistant to humidity and does not absorb water (it is used as a material for outdoors e.g. for terrace and garden furniture)
– stain resistant
– resistant to solvents
– resistant to acids
– resistant to wear and tear
Polypropylene has been highly popular in the plastics industry: many everyday objects, from doormats to colanders, are made of polypropylene. Other uses of polypropylene include: car dashboards, the screw caps and labels of plastic bottles, anti-hail nets, CD cases, coffee capsules and white plastic coffee cups.