The team at Micron Laser Technology has decades of experience laser cutting polypropylene. Our experts are ready to help get the precision laser cut polypropylene parts your projects needs. We are the leader in laser cut plastics. Our lasers are specially designed for machining, cutting, and drilling many thermoset and thermoplastic plastics to exacting tolerances.
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic that is formed by combining propylene monomers. Consumer goods packaging, plastic parts for a range of industries including the automobile industry, unique devices like “living hinges,” and medical implants are just a few of the applications for which it is utilized.
Polypropylene is FDA-approved for food contact, and because of its great heat tolerance, it is frequently used in the packaging containers of microwavable foods.
Polypropylene is the second most extensively used commodity plastic after polyethylene. According to industry estimates, the global market for polypropylene was valued $126.03 billion in 2019. Of the commercial plastics currently available on the market, polypropylene is widely regarded as one of the safest.
Laser Cut Polypropylene – After The Cut
Polypropylene is an ideal candidate for designs that include living hinges as it has a high melt flow and is resistant to fatigue. This high melt flow allows the polypropylene to fill thick and thin wall sections, while providing high tensile strength. The chain molecules are orientated across the hinge in order to maximize the strength.
Because laser cut polypropylene provides high tensile strength it’s an ideal plastic to be used in the manufacture of piping systems, including those that require high purity as well as those that require strength and rigidity.
In addition to its resistance to corrosion and chemical leaching, it is also resilient to most forms of physical damage, including impact and freezing. It is also advantageous in that it is joined by heat fusion rather than glue, which reduces the need for additional materials to be used in the manufacturing of parts.
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