Why Polypropylene?

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Polypropylene fibres are manufactured from polypropylene chips, and here at IFG Drake we are world-leading producers of polypropylene staple fibres and multifilament yarns. The material is very cost effective and versatile and has a range of physical characteristics that makes it ideal for a wide range of applications.

Tenacity, durability and abrasion resistance are just some of the reasons why the material is used in the production of such a diverse range of products. Tenacity or tensile strength means the resistance of a material breaking under tension. It ensures that non-woven geotextile products can stand the test of time, and benefits sports surfaces, making them hardy to general wear and tear.

Polypropylene’s chemical resistance and ability to be made fire retardant make it useful for a variety of high-quality goods and ensures performance retainment of speciality products in technical markets such as construction, concrete reinforcement and spillage control.

The material’s chemical resilience and low specific gravity make it ideal for geotextiles in landfill sites, and for use in the automotive industry for parcel shelves, arch liners and acoustics. IFG Drake polypropylene fibres are further used in household products such as blinds, carpets and mattress coverings to ensure a durable product with the added benefit of being able to make the final product antibacterial.

The demand for polypropylene fibres is increasing and has been recognised as one of the fastest growing fibre markets. With the need of non-woven fabrics growing, and the recognition that polypropylene fibres produce an economical alternative for products such as carpets, IFG Drake are further diversifying to satisfy our customers’ distinct needs, so get in touch so we can find your fibre solution.

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