Over 100 Grades of Polypropylene

Braskem has over 100 polypropylene grades in our portfolio and is able to produce 4.4 billion lbs./year from five polypropylene operating sites in the United States. Braskem America is the leading producer of polypropylene in the Americas.


Why Braskem Polypropylene (PP)

Why Braskem Polypropylene (PP)

Braskem’s polypropylene stands out due to their asset flexibility and geographic diversification. They are progressing on a path to develop innovative grades for their clients.

Characteristics and Properties

Braskem polypropylene characteristics and properties differ for each product. Braskem continues to produce innovative grades for our clients. They offer a broad product portfolio to service all segments. Characteristics and properties found across the product line include:

  • Chemical Resistance
  • Electrical Insulation
  • FDA Approval
  • Impact Resistance
  • Recyclability
  • Strength and Stiffness
  • Transparency

Markets and Applications



Braskem polypropylene is favored in the agriculture industry for its durability, resistance to chemicals and moisture, and cost-effectiveness. Its non-toxic and inert nature makes it suitable for applications involving contact with food crops, and its lightweight and recyclable properties align with sustainability goals. Typical applications include:

  • Agricultural films
  • Crop protection nets
  • Greenhouse components
  • Irrigation pipes


Braskem polypropylene is advantageous in the construction industry due to its durability and resistance to harsh environmental conditions, such as UV radiation and moisture. Its lightweight yet strong characteristics make it suitable for applications like pipes and fittings, insulation boards, and roofing membranes, allowing for ease of handling and installation. Additionally, it's cost-effectiveness and versatility make it a valuable choice for various construction products while contributing to overall project efficiency. Common applications include:

  • Geotextiles
  • Insulation boards
  • Pipes and fittings
  • Roofing membranes


Braskem polypropylene is well-suited for the medical industry due to its excellent biocompatibility, chemical resistance, and sterilization compatibility. Its non-toxic and inert nature makes it safe for use in medical devices, and labware that come into contact with patients and pharmaceuticals. Additionally, its ease of processing and customizable properties allow for the production of precise and reliable medical components, contributing to the quality and safety of healthcare products. Typical applications include:

  • IV components
  • Labware
  • Medical devices


Braskem Polypropylene is highly advantageous in the automotive industry due to its excellent combination of strength, durability, and lightweight properties. It is commonly used for automotive interior components, bumpers, battery cases, and fuel tanks, where its impact resistance and chemical stability provide reliability and safety. Additionally, its cost-effectiveness and ease of processing make it a preferred choice for manufacturers looking to reduce weight and enhance fuel efficiency without compromising on performance. Typical applications include:

  • Automotive interior components
  • Battery cases
  • Bumpers
  • Fuel tanks


Braskem polypropylene is well-suited for the packaging industry due to its exceptional combination of properties. Its high chemical resistance ensures the safe containment of various products, including food and beverages. Additionally, its lightweight and cost-effective nature make it an ideal choice for a wide range of packaging applications, while its recyclability aligns with sustainability goals in the industry. Typical applications include:

  • Bags and sacks
  • Flexible packaging films
  • Pallets and crates
  • Rigid packaging containers
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