Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer unusually resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids.  Some of the trade names for polypropylene include Ensipro®, Flametec® CP-5, Flametec® CP-7D, Fortilene®, Orthoform®, Polystone®, ProComp, Proteus®, Propylux®, Protec™ PP, Protec™ CoPP, Sanatec® PP, SIMOLIFE, TECAFINE® PP, and Versadur®.

MechanicalASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Strength to Weight Ratio-5.2ksi
Specific Gravity @73 FD7920.90-
Tensile Strength @73 F, (ult)/(yld)D6384,700 (ult)psi
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity @73 FD638130,000psi
Tensile Elongation at Break @73 FD638100%
Flexural Strength @73 FD7907,000psi
Flexural Modulus of Elasticity @73 FD790180,000psi
Shear Strength @73 FD732-psi
Comprehensive Strength, (% Deformation) @73 FD695-psi
Comprehensive Modulus of Elasticity @73 FD695-psi
Hardness, Rockwell, Scale as noted @73 FD785(R90)-
Hardness, Durometer, Shore D @73 FD2240--
Izod Impact, (Notched) @73 FD256 Type A


ft-lb/in of notch
Coefficient of Friction, (Dry vs Steel) Dynamic---
Limiting PV, (with 4 to 1 factor of safety applied)--psi-ft/min
ThermalASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion @73 FE-831 (TMA)5.0 E-05in/in/F
Heat Deflection Temperature @264 psiD648


Tg-Glass transition termperature, (Amorphous)D3418-F
Melting Point, (VS=Vicat Softening Temp.)D3418330F
Continuous Service Temperature in Air, (Max.)--F
Thermal Conductivity--BTU-in/hr-ft2-F
ElectricASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Dielectric Strength, Short TermD1491.0 E+17Volts/mil
Volume ResistivityD257-ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant @10E6 HzD150--
Dissipation Factor @10E6 HzD150--
Flammability @3.1 mm unless notedUL94HB-
H2OASTM Test MethodValueUnits
Water Absorption, Immersion, 24 hoursD570(7)0.02% by weight
Water Absorption, SaturationD570(7)-% by weight