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What is PPCP?
Polypropylene Copolymer (PPCP) is an odorless, inert material that is non-flammable and colorless. It is essential to maintain PPCP in a cool, well-ventilated area for handling and storage. Keep away from heat sources and direct sunlight. It is not deemed hazardous for supply or usage. There is no danger posed by the environment when dust from this material is released.
While slightly softer than homopolymer polypropylene, polypropylene copolymer (PPC) is tougher and more durable. In comparison to homopolymer, copolymer polypropylene often exhibits improved low temperature toughness and stress crack resistance, at the expense of relatively minor reductions in other qualities.
How is PPCP made?
Polypropylene Block copolymers and random copolymers are subsets of the Polypropylene Copolymer family created by polymerizing propene and ethane:
Random Polypropylene Ethene and propene are polymerized together to create copolymer. It has Ethene units randomly inserted into the polypropylene chains, typically up to 6% by mass. These polymers are adaptable and optically clear, making them perfect for items that need to look great and applications that require transparency.
Ethene content in Polypropylene Block Copolymer is higher (between 5 and 15%). Co-monomer units are organised in a predictable pattern (or blocks). Therefore, thermoplastic is tougher and less brittle than the random co-polymer because to the regular pattern. These polymers are appropriate for uses including industrial ones that call for great strength.
Uses of PPCP
The PPCP is used in various horizontals of industry. Some of the best examples of PPCP are mentioned below-