The material advantages and disadvantages are somewhat which relate them to the pros and cons of plastic sheets. The weight of these sheets is very light and offers a density of 0.91 gram cubic centimeters. The industry where heavy components are used these types of materials are employed which help the handling procedures. The sheets are very less absorbent to moisture which makes them bacterial resistance. This has an absorption rate of around 0.03 which helps to increase the natural stability of the material hence making sheets that are stronger. The chemical formation of this material makes it neutral and thus is best for storing such chemicals having high rate of reactions with other materials. Therefore, these sheets are usually used for making tanks and storage container for acids and other various chemicals. The sheets are used in industries of fabrication. Because these provide the advantages of easily bending and can be shaped in any sort of structure and form. Therefore, these are also used in automobile industries for the production of high-quality flute board and components. The performance and quality that these materials provide is actually way better than the other materials but the other benefit that it provides is that it is less costly than others. The only disadvantage that these sheets provide is of joining, these sheets are very hard to join with the help of any sort of adhesives. The only way to join these sheets is through welding. However, this is quite lengthy and precise process but yet this is the only method through which these can be linked together. People are working to make an adhesive that can join these but until now there is no progress. Hopefully in the near future there may come an adhesive strong enough to hold the sheets together.
70 percent of the manufactured polypropylene are used for the purpose of plastic packaging in Australia and the rest is used in bottles sheets and tanks. However, there are some more disadvantages of the material itself. The material is highly flammable and it is very much susceptible to oxidization. Another problem is that it lacks the bonding properties therefore this material is very hard to paint. The thermal expansion of this material is also considered to be very high due to which it is not suitable for applications where high temperature needs to be applied.
Even after some disadvantages this material is considered to be very best and suitable for numerous applications.