Expanded polypropylene – a versatile all-rounder
Like expanded polystyrene (EPS) and expanded polyethylene (EPE), expanded polypropylene (EPP) is one of the “featherweights” among polymer foams. This is precisely the reason why, in addition to the best specific mechanical properties and impressive thermal insulation capabilities, the multifunctional particle foam beads are attracting attention above all due to their outstanding lightweight construction possibilities.
After establishing themselves in the automotive, logistics and packaging sectors, the triumphant advance of EPP beads, which can be transformed precisely into any moulded part, continued: Thanks to its impressive robustness and outstanding design possibilities, expanded polypropylene is constantly conquering new application areas, from furniture and model making to toys and sports.
And EPP is also expected to establish itself in other areas in the future. This is because one very decisive property gives expanded polypropylene an advantage over other plastics: EPP is produced sustainably without pollutants and it can be recycled. Due to its versatile positive properties, the material is not a burden on the environment and therefore contributes towards reducing CO2 emissions in the long term.