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Widespread industrial applications ? Impact Polymer

Widespread industrial applications ? Impact Polymer


While Kixx is an acknowledged name in gasoline and lubricants, Hiprene is GS Caltex’s polypropylene product that enjoys the same distinction. GS Caltex produces and supplies the high quality polypropylene, Hiprene, employing the Unipol process of fluidized bed-based vapor-phase polymerization.

Polypropylene (PP) is made by polymerizing propylene, the feedstock, in the presence of a catalyst. Due to easy processing and its heat-resistant and crystalline properties, PP is used in a wide range of applications including film, pipes, various molded products, electronic goods and automotive components.

Depending on the orderly arrangement, polymerization leads to the formation of isotactic, syndiotactic and atactic polypropylene. Isotactic PP has good crystalline, mechanical and thermal properties and is widely used in commercial applications. In general, PP compounds are isotactic.

Impact Polymer

Homo polymer is primarily used to make products found in everyday life. On the other hand, impact polymer is used mainly in impact-resistant materials for automobiles, home appliances and industrial components, and pipes.

Obtained from a process different from regular polymerization, impact polymer is a copolymer of propylene and ethylene. Impact polymer has high impact strength at low temperatures for improved impact resistance.

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