Polypropylene (PP) mesh
Polypropylene mesh (PP mesh) is known for its excellent resistance to chemicals and its recyclability. It is chemically stable as it is made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms. When polypropylene is incinerated, just water steam and carbon dioxide are formed. Only polypropylene can be considered sustainable among fossil fuel-based resins.
For food contact applications most polypropylene resin (without additives) complies with the strict FDA regulations in the US. PP will start to melt at 165°C.
Polypropylene mesh is used in many industries. It’s used in the medical industry (surgical), the food industry, for packaging, as laboratory equipment, in textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), for automotive components and as spacer mesh in reverse osmosis (RO) and ultra-filtration (UF) filter units.
Top Zeven offers woven polypropylene meshes, extruded polypropylene meshes, rigid polypropylene mesh tubes and extruded bi-axially oriented polypropylene (B.O.P.) meshes. The width of our bi-directional stretched polypropylene mesh can be up to 4 meter (approx. 13ft.). Mesh apertures range from 3 mm (1/8 in) to 15 cm (approx. 6 in). Our extruded PP spacer meshes are specified on thickness and range from 26 mil (0,67 mm.) to 80 mil (2mm).
Have a look at our downloadable PDF with the characteristics polypropylene mesh.