Polypropylene Production Cost Analysis 2021

Polypropylene, also known as PP or polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer that is often used in a wide variety of applications. It is prepared via chain-growth polymerisation from the monomer propylene.

Polypropylene belongs to the group of polyolefins, which is partially crystalline and non-polar. Its properties are similar to that of polyethylene, but it is more heat resistant and slightly harder. It is a mechanically rugged material, which has a high chemical resistance and is white in colour. Polypropylene is the second-most widely manufactured commodity plastic after polyethylene. It is often utilised in packaging and labeling. 

Polypropylene is in several aspects alike to polyethylene, especially in solution behaviour as well as in electrical properties. The properties of polypropylene may depend on the molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, crystallinity, type, the proportion of comonomer (if used), and the isotacticity. In isotactic polypropylene, for instance, the methyl groups are oriented on one side of the carbon backbone. This arrangement makes for a greater degree of crystallinity and results in a stiffer material, which has greater resistance to creep than both atactic polypropylene and polyethylene.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Polypropylene production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


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