Expanded polypropylene properties

What are the expanded polypropylene properties used to produce elements and parts planned and moulded by MPE? First of all structural resistance, thanks to its high strength-to-weight ratio.

Lightness is another EPP exceptional characteristic, reducing drastically the weight of many components and semi-finished products. Its thermal insulation property, in the end, makes EPP ideal to be used for various temperature resistance applications.

In particular this property allows the use of EPP for various applications: heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration.

EPP can be easily adaptable, thanks to its structural resistance, lightness, insulation, energy absorbing property and flexible design. Some important components, such as valves, boilers, pumps, electric motors, heat exchangers and control mechanisms are housed in EPP casings to improve their thermal insulation property.

A new field of applications, growing fast, regards thermal casings for electric vehicles, where batteries performances are negatively influenced by temperature

EPP details

EPP is a plastic material with a wide range of applications and high engineering performances. Thanks to its specific properties, it can be used in various areas to improve technical performances and the absolute value of the end product.

Resistant and non-deformable
EPP has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, with exceptional load bearing quality, reducing weight and volumes. Its high energy absorbing property makes it the ideal material to build, for instance, protection components in the automotive and logistic industry.
Lightness
EPP is an ultra light material. It allows a significant weight reduction of the end product, with a substantial increase of resistance and efficiency.
Acoustic insulation
Porous EPP guarantees acoustic insulation, with excellent performances in the automotive industry.
Thermal insulation
When temperature resistance is required, EPP provides thermal insulation: food, medical supplies and temperature sensitive products. EPP thermal insulation makes it the ideal material to be used in thermohydraulics.
Recyclable
EPP is 100% recyclable.