Tough, low-cost, and lightweight material option

polypropylene machining

Why choose polypropylene?

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Superior dimensional stability
  • Low density
  • FDA approved and USDA certified

What are some common polypropylene applications?

  • Medical components
  • Research devices
  • Food processing components

Polypropylene is a low cost plastic that makes an excellent choice for plastic machining. Polypropylene is mechanically tough, chemically resistant, abrasion resistant, and lightweight. Difficult to machine properly, it is recommended to use an all plastic machine shop for polypropylene parts. Semi-translucent off white and black are standard colors for Polypropylene. Polypropylene can embrittle at low temperatures and has poor weatherability. At Controlled Fluidics we use 40% glass fiber reinforced Polypropylene plate up to 1” thick.

Grade Product Characteristics Common Applications
PolypropyleneLightweight, extreme toughnesses, abrasion-resistantMedical vials, research components, petri dishes, food processing components

Does this sound like the right material for the job? Talk to our engineers and get your project started today.