is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Filled PP has UV resistance

Article-Filled PP has UV resistance

Any thermoplastic used in a marine application has to face some pretty severe UV exposure, as well as cleaners and solvents. For a recent application for a floor-based hatch on the deck of a boat, The Plastics Group of America compounded a existing calcium-carbonate-filled polypropylene (Polifil C-40) with a special UV stabilizer. The compound also met stiffness requirements by offering tensile strength of 3400 psi and a flexural modulus of 320,000 psi.

For more information:

The Plastics Group of America
Woonsocket, RI
Phone: (800) 394-4166;
Fax: (401) 767-2823

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.