Polypropylene: Advances in Research and Applications


Théodore Marleau (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/PKXW6412

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer with a wide variety of applications. Researchers are continually finding new opportunities for the use of polypropylene, as discussed in the five chapters of this book. Chapter One aims to show the feasibility of post-consumer polypropylene recycling to obtain 3D printer filaments and presents some necessary characteristics of the materials used in FDM technology to ensure final parts with good properties. Chapter Two provides an overview of polypropylene nanocomposites, types of nanofiller, and their applications in the industry. Chapter Three explores the potential of polypropylene-based composites as an alternative to conventional radiation shielding materials. Chapter Four reviews polymer monoliths’ recent environmental and bioanalytical application in several polypropylene tubes, such as pipette tips, syringe barrels, spin columns, and ink-pen tubes. Lastly, Chapter Five investigates the effects of calcium, aluminum and zinc stearates as pro-oxidant agents on the degradation of polypropylene bags under natural weathering.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Recycled Polypropylene and Their Sustainable Composite of Polypropylene as Novel 3D Printing Materials and Opportunities for the Circular Economy
(A. M. S. Marton, L. C. S. Balieiro, N. C. Zanini, E. J. O. Teixeira, S. F. Medeiros, D. S. Rosa and D. R. Mulinari – Department of Mechanic and Energy, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Resende, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 2. Fracture in Polypropylene Nanocomposite
(M. R. Nakhaei and G. Naderi – Mechanics and Energy Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 3. Polypropylene-based Composites: A Better Alternative to Conventional Radiation Shielding Materials
(Mehmet Kılıç, Yaşar Karabul and Zeynep Güven Özdemir – Physics Department, Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Polypropylene Tubes Efficiently House Polymer Monoliths for Liquid Chromatography and Solid-Phase Extraction
(Fernando H. do Nascimento and Jorge C. Masini – Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Investigation of Pro-Oxidant Agents’ Effects on the Natural Ageing and Biodegredation of Polypropylene Bags
(Amina Khelassi and Naima Belhaneche-Bensemra – Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l’Environnement, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, BP 182 El-Harrach, Alger, Algeria)


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