Exit

Polypropylene is an olefin fiber which is very strong and resilient.

yarnpackage2 A manufactured olefin fiber made from polymers or co-polymers of propylene. The resulting fiber has a high degree of crystallinity (72 to 75%), so it is very strong and resilient.

Polypropylene fiber properties include:
  • Lightweight (floats on water)
  • Extremely low moisture regain
  • Quick drying
  • Highly resistant to mechanical abuse
  • Mildew and insect resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Sunlight resistant
  • Colorfast
Sample polypropylene applications:
  • Filtration media
  • Protective clothing
  • Outerwear
  • Binding materials

Technical Data

Tenacity (g/denier) 3.5 - 4.5
Elongation at break (%) 25 - 30
Shrinkage at 177°C (%)
Melting point (°F) 325 - 335
In flame Burns slowly and melts
After flame Continues to burn
Chemical resistance Excellent resistance to acids and bases
Specific gravity (g/cc) 0.90
Moisture regain (%) <1.0
Disclaimer: Values are only a guide. Actual values depend on manufacturer and exact type of yarn. Please contact our engineering team for specific values as they relate to your application.

3-D Woven Composites: Characteristics & Uses

Utilizing 3-D woven composite structures in place of traditional metal or 2-D laminated composites can provide cost savings through both the manufacturing process and a product’s operational lifetime. In this […]

Read More

Bally Ribbon Mills embraces Six Sigma Methodology

Bally Ribbon Mills has effectively embraced the Six Sigma methodology for improved productivity, efficiency and cost savings which allows us to better serve the needs of our customers  3.4 The […]

Read More

Need help finding
the right product?

Cut your research time in half by
downloading our Webbing 101 Guide. Download eBook

Inside, we highlight topics such as:

  • Common Specifications: (Mil-Spec, PIA, & UL)
  • Fabrication Methods: (Braiding, Jacquard Loom, Shuttle Loom, etc.)
  • Weave Types: (Basket, Plain, Satin, Twill)

Additional Resources

Understanding the  Versality of 3D Woven  CompositesDownload eBook Benefits of shuttle  Loom WeavingDownload eBook