PE or PP?

Polyethylene. Polypropylene. The two words sound quite similar yet they have significant differences, which may prove more beneficial to your business or project. Polyethylene (also known as PE or HDPE) is known for highly durable, flexible plastic that can resist corrosion and is able to be molded. So, what’s the appeal of polypropylene (PP)?

PP provides a more specific type of plastic which is recognized for its semi-crystalline nature. It is particularly useful for injection molding purposes and also provides chemical resistance versus acids or bases. Furthermore, PP is lightweight in its material, which also gives it a significant advantage among other plastics.

In terms of the qualities shared, PE and PP are both considerably malleable and offer great tolerance against heat. They are also recyclable which could prove important for businesses that are also looking to be environmentally conscious when it comes to their carbon footprint.

Do you have questions about pipe for your business? We’re here to provide the answers as well as guide you on any machinery equipment needs you may have.

Miami International Machinery & Equipment Corporation (MIMECO) specializes in machinery equipment and machinery supply. We have more than two decades providing professional solutions in The Guianas, the Caribbean, and Suriname, supplying brands like Performance Pipe, McElroy, Carboline, and more. With our years of experience working as exporters and purchasing agents, we look forward to supplying your company with robust, quality products and solutions at the best prices. Call 305-570-3831 for additional information on our product selection, industrial equipment rentals, or industrial products online.

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