Polypropylene Webbing 101: What is it and why is it the best?

Polypropylene webbing has been on the market since the 1950’s, quickly overtaking nylon as the most used material for webbing solutions. Why has it become so popular? Read on to find out what makes this component so special…

 

What is Polypropylene?

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer developed in 1951. It swiftly overtook nylon in popularity due to its inexpensiveness, adaptability, strength and material characteristics. It is lightweight, durable and resistant to mould. The polypropylene used in our webbing is converted into fibres which are then woven together into strips.

 

Advantages Of Using PP Plastic For Webbing

Polypropylene is widely available and not difficult to manufacture. It is also able to take a high amount of weight, depending on the type. heavy weave webbing was created specifically for more strenuous applications, such as strapping down machinery. Whilst traditional webbing (our most popular and adaptable type) is used in everything, from pet wear (collars, harnesses, leads, headcollars) to PPE (straps for jackets, helmets and many other safety gear products)

The lightweight webbing (also known as edging tape or binding) isn’t as strong as Heavy Weave webbing, however when paired with another material it makes a great finish to your product, giving a clean and professional appearance.

herringbone webbing holds the same characteristics as Traditional webbing, however it has a neat pattern to it which looks similar to seat belt webbing.

All of our polypropylene webbing is great for marine applications due to being water resistant and buoyant. It is also extremely adaptable to most industries, since it is chemically unreactive and very light. Our webbing also has a generally high tensile strength. Polypropylene is also an insulator and does not conduct electricity.

Our webbing is available in a vast range of sizes and colours.

 

How do I attach it to my application?

It is recommended that polypropylene webbing is sewn onto your products and this is the method most used. It can also be glued with a strong adhesive.

 

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