Polypropylene facts for kids
|Other names||Polypropylene; Polypropene;
Polipropene 25 [USAN];Propene polymers;
Propylene polymers; 1-Propene
|Density||0.855 g/cm3, amorphous
0.946 g/cm3, crystalline
130–171 °C (266–340 °F)
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
It can be formed into a thin thread that is woven into a special strap that can be found on backpacks, bags, and other things.
In 2008, the global market for polypropylene had a volume of 45.1 million metric tons, which led to a turnover of about $65 billion (~ €47.4 billion).
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