Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic “addition polymer” made from the combination of propylene monomers. It is used in a variety of applications to include packaging for consumer products, plastic parts for various industries including the automotive industry, special devices like living hinges, and textiles.

  • Chemical Formula :   (C3H6)N
  • Melt Temperature :   130°C (266°F)
  • Properties:
  • 1. Good electrical insulator
  • 2. Good impact strength
  • 3. High flexural strength due to its semi-crystalline nature
  • 4. Relatively slippery surface
  • 5. Very resistant to absorbing moistures
  • 6. Good fatigue resistance

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Main Specification:


Items Test method Results Units
Basic Property MFI ASTM D-1238 2.9-3.5 g/10min
Physical Property Isotacticity MA 15763 95.0-96.5 %
Ash MA 16453 130
Mechanical Property Impact Strength ASTN D-256 4 ̇kgˑcm/cm
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D-785 90 R
Flexural Modulus MA 17074 15000 kg/cm2
Tensile Strength at Yield ASTM D-638 355 kg/cm2
Thermal Property Vicat Softening Point ASTM D-1525 153 °C
HDT ASTM D-1625 93 °C

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

1. Chemical Product and Company Identification

Product Name: Polypropylene Impact Copolymer

2. Hazards Identification

GHS Classification: This product is not hazardous under the criteria of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Standard 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z and United Nations GHS Parts 2, 3, and 4.

Potential Health Effects:

Eye: Dust and process vapors may irritate eyes.

Skin: Exposure to molten resin may cause thermal burns.

Inhalation : Dust and process vapors may cause respiratory tract irritation.

Ingestion : Not Applicable

3. Composition / Information on Ingredients

Name: Polypropylene

Synonyms: PP, Polypropylene Homo-polymer/Random-copolymer/Impact-copolymer

CAS No: Homo-polymer: 009003-07-0,
Random-copolymer: 009010-79-1,
Impact-copolymer: 106565-43-9

Hazard Ingredients: None

4. Emergency & First-Aid Measures

Routes of Exposure:

Inhalation: Immediately take the person out into fresh air. If any irritation to the respiratory tract persists, seek medical care.

Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water.

Eye Contact: Wash with water.

Ingestion: Not applicable.

5. Fire-Fighting Measures

Extinguishment: Foam, dry chemicals, water, CO2.

Special Procedures: None required. Use misted water.

Personal Fire-Fighting Equipment: No special equipment is required.

Unusual Hazards: The product is combustible and dust may form an explosive mix.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Emergency personal protection equipment: Dust mask.

Precautions to avoid environmental damage: Keep the material from entering a waterway or sewage main. It floats.

Clean-up: : Sweep and recover the material for reuse or recycling.

Waste disposal: In an authorized household or industrial waste deposit.

7. Precautions for Safe Handling & Storage

General Procedures: Keep away from heat, sparks and flame.

Handling: Ground and bond containers when transferring material.

Storage: This product may react with strong oxidizing agents and should not be stored near such materials. Store boxes and bags of material in areas protected with automatic sprinklers.

Storage Temperature: Store in a cool place below 60°C (140°F).

Electrostatic Accumulation Hazard: Material may accumulate static charges during transfers, ground and bond containers when transferring material.

8. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Provide adequate room ventilation at the extruder to minimize exposure to process vapors. Eliminate ignition sources during repair and maintenance operations.

Breathing protection: A dust mask for polypropylene in the form of dust.

Hand protection: : Leather or cloth gloves.

Eye protection: Safety goggles.

Ventilation: Appropriate natural ventilation.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state: : Solid

Odor: Slight waxy odor

Concentration: 100%

Melting Point: 140~170ºC

pH: N/A

Boiling Point: It decomposes.

Flash point: 440 ºC

Decomposition temperature: >400ºC

Explosive properties:

Self-ignition temperature:

Steam pressure at 20ºC:

Steam density (air = 1):

Specific gravity (water = 1):

Solubility in water:

Volatile (% by volume):

Flame propagation speed:

10. Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable

Chemical Incompatibility: The product is eaten away by chlorine and strong oxidants

Conditions to avoid: It is degraded by heat and sunlight unless protected by antioxidants.

Hazardous Combustive Products: Not available.

Hazardous Polymerization: Impossible.

11. Toxicological Information

Acute Toxicity: None suggested.

Chronic or long-term toxicity: Not available.

Local Effects: : Local irritation by abrasion.

Allergic reaction: Not available.

12. Ecological Information

Instability: Not applicable.

Persistence/Degradability: Like plastic in the long term.

Environmental Precautions: It must be disposed of by incineration or in an authorized waste deposit.

13. Disposal Considerations

Elimination of the product in waste: reuse, recycling, incineration or authorized dump.

Elimination of containers/packing: reuse, recycling, authorized dump.

14. Transport Information

Special Shipping Notes: This product is not regulated by DOT, IMO, IATA, Canadian DG and associated regulations, ADR or RID.

15. Regulatory Information

This product must be carried according to environmental laws governing the transport of on-hazardous substances.

16. Other Information

The data contained in this informational sheet were obtained from reliable sources. The information furnished is the information currently available on the product. The use of this information and of the products is beyond the supplier’s control. The user is responsible for determining the conditions for safe use of the product.