PP (Polypropylene) is a semycrystalline thermoplastic, known for its resistance to chemical agents. It is completely inert and does not easily interact with any substance, for this reason it is commonly used for the packaging of food and chemicals.
It is a flexible and durable material, with a high resistance to impacts and wear.
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- Ideal for light parts
- Commonly used in bottles, packaging and containers
- In automotive for non-structural areas of the body
- Plugs and stoppers
- Chemically aggressive environments
- Living hinges
- Pipes, joints and elements in contact with water
Industrial-grade materials manufactured by BASF and Mitsubishi Chemical and designed to deliver outstanding results for BCN3D printers.
- Exceptional resistance to aggressive chemicals such as alkali, acids and organic solvents
- Lightweight and clear
- Flexible and resistant to impacts
- Durable and resistant to fatigue, even at low temperature (-20 ºC)
- Good thermal resistance, up to 100 ºC
- Hydrophobic, non-stick surface
High-performance material with flexible applications
Lightweight material with excellent chemical resistance and fatigue life suitable for wet environments. It has an elongation at break and a stiffness superior to PA that allows it to be used for flexible applications in aggressive environments.
Due to its chemical composition, each thermoplastic polymer is characterised by a different resistance to the different classes of chemicals, including apparently harmless substances such as food and cleaning products.
How to Print
220° C - 240° C
Min. layer height
For BCN3D Stratos users:
Get a proper printing profile for PP using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Stratos.
To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo PP.
Enclosure is required for BCN3D Sigma and Sigmax printers.
High chemical and humidity resistance
PP is highly resistant to chemicals and humidity, which allows for disinfection and cleaning without losing its mechanical properties to hydroalcoholic solutions.
Low rigidity and low density
The combination of low rigidity and low density allows the piece to adapt to the user effortlessly, providing a high level of comfort.
Clips and mechanisms that require certain flexibility
Low rigidity combined with good adhesion between layers allow PP to create safe and strong clips and flexible mechanisms.
Lightweight and waterproof applications
With high interlayer adhesion and low density, PP is the perfect choice for lightweight, airtight containers.
Resistant to water and chemicals
You can use it in contact with liquids and in aggressive environments.