Compounds...for every application
It’s only been around for just over sixty years … but it’s made great progress …
It was 1954 when the Italian chemist Giulio Natta discovered one of the world’s highest performing and most versatile plastics … POLYPROPYLENE.
The lightest and most commonly used polymer in the world, polypropylene has excellent chemical properties and is easy to process.
Why use a compound? A synthetic product often has “technical limitations” that can be overcome with the art of compounding, i.e. introducing fillers, reinforcements, and additives that make it suitable for multiple highly technical applications where it can replace the heaviest and most expensive thermoplastics.
With its excellent chemical properties, light weight, easy colourability, and the option of making self-extinguishing versions, polypropylene is one of the most commonly used products in this industry and often replaces metals and thermoplastics. These are just a few examples:
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