Polypropylene is a member of the polyolefin family which also includes polyethylene. This group of materials is the most widely used accounting for over half of worldwide thermoplastic consumption.
Generally speaking they are regarded as commodity polymers, that is to say that they are used for everyday products. However, the addition of glass fibres, for example, makes them suited also to engineering related products therefore becoming an engineering polymer in the process.
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