Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP)
Biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) is a thin, transparent and flexible film used for packaging various products. BOPP is made from polypropylene. Polypropylene (PP) is a polymer that is made from petroleum fractions, specifically the propylene fraction. Propylene is extracted from crude oil or natural gas and then chemically modified using catalysts at high temperatures and pressures. This combines the propylene molecules into long chains to form a polypropylene polymer.
Today, polypropylene is produced in huge quantities and is one of the most widely used thermoplastics in the world. It is used in a wide range of applications including packaging, textile fibers, food packaging, medical devices and many other products.
Polypropylene is popular due to its properties such as high strength, flexibility, corrosion and chemical resistance, light weight and easy processability. These properties make it a suitable material for the manufacture of a variety of products, especially where high functionality and durability of the material is required, such as adhesive tapes.