Why Olefin ?

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Polypropylene, a synthetic resin built up by the polymerization of propylene, is molded or extruded into many plastic products in which toughness, flexibility, light weight, and heat resistance are required. It can be spun into fibres for employment in industrial and household textiles.
The polymer shares some of the properties of polyethylene, but it is stronger, stiffer, and harder, and it softens at higher temperatures.

A large proportion of polypropylene production is melt-spun into fibres. Polypropylene fibre is a major option in home furnishings such as upholstery and indoor-outdoor carpets. Numerous industrial end uses exist as well, including fishing gears, rope and cordage, disposable nonwoven fabrics for diapers and medical applications, and nonwoven fabrics for ground stabilization and reinforcement in construction and road paving. These applications take advantage of the toughness, resilience, water resistance, and chemical inertness of the polymer.

Three mapping of Olefin characteristics, in respective category that explains why Olefin is a strong and sustainable option.

Hydrocarbon without benzene ring, so Nontoxic
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Polypropylene is a linear hydrocarbon polymer compound, expressed as (C3H6), is eventually decomposed to water and carbon dioxide (CO2), vapor no harmful and toxic substance during degradation and incineration because of no benzene ring.

Polypropylene (PP) fabric Performance/Technical Data

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Good
Toughness

Abrasion Resistance

BS EN ISO 12947-2  Over 15,000 rubs

ASTM D4157            Over 15,000 rubs

ASTM D4966            Over 15,000 rubs

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Good
Toughness

Tear Strength

BS EN ISO 13937-3        

ASTM D2261                PASS

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Good
Toughness

Pilling Resistance

BS EN ISO 12945-2    4-5 after 5,000 rubs

ASTM D3512              3.0 after 30 Minutes

ASTM D4970              4-5 after 1000 movements

Comparison of Olefin and other fibers