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EPP - Expanded PolyPropylene

EPP is a polypropylene foam. Its expanded beads are predominantly closed-cell structure. It is supplied to moulders in form of lose beads for processing into a wide variety of foam parts on automated processing equipment. The main selection criteria for EPP are energy absorption, low weight and high thermal stability. These properties make it a versatile engineering material suitable for automotive construction, transportation containers, packaging and technical components.




  • durability
    high energy absorption with low weight
    high resilience following static and dynamic loading
    negligible water absorption
  • high thermal stability
    from -40 up to max. +120 °C
    functions reliable over a wide range of temperature
    good heat insulating properties
  • isotropic deformation performance 
    isotropic deformation performance independent of the direction of impact
    essentially unchanged energy absorption after repeated impact load
    moulding density adjustable to meet specific requirements
  • lightweight
    low weight of EPP material 
  • hygiene
    recommended according to EU 1935/2004
    good resistance to chemicals and oils
    odourless and detergent resistant
    easy to clean and sterilize
  • environment
    environmentally friendly
    100% recyclable, can be recycled by a variety of methods
    free from propellant gases and other chemical blowing agents
  • free of CFC 

 physical attitudes of EPP (source: BASF) download (pdf, 19 KB)