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Printing on Polypropylene

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Hot Stamping on Polypropylene CapAt Unique Assembly & Decorating, we are the leading provider of product decorating services for rigid plastic products. With over 25 years of experience, we aim to provide the best quality results offering a wide range of printing and decorating services. Our dedication to our customers motivates us to complete the most complex projects in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. We work with a range of customers, including contract manufacturers, OEMs, injection molders, and product manufacturers severing a variety of industries.  

Polypropylene—What Is It?

Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic and is one of the most commonly used plastics in the world. The uniqueness of polypropylene lives in its elasticity, allowing it to be made into very thin pieces that can bend endlessly and not break, more commonly known as living hinges. An example of this would be the plastic top to your ketchup bottle. It’s a very versatile material that maintains excellent chemical resistance, toughness, fatigue resistance and electric insulation qualities. The plastically is typically opaque and can be recycled, making it very cost effective. Although it’s one of the more difficult plastic surfaces to print on, Unique Assembly & Decorating can effectively print on both treated and untreated polypropylene.

Where It Is Typically Used

As mentioned before, polypropylene is used in applications where durability doesn’t necessarily mean the amount of weight it can hold but rather it’s high flexural strength and good fatigue resistance. Some examples of these uses include:

  • Consumer market packaging
  • Plastic parts for automotive equipment
  • Caps and closures
  • Household parts
  • Storage containers
  • Garden furniture
  • Consumer goods
  • Special devices like living hinges
  • Medical components

While polypropylene can be made into fibers, Unique Assembly & Decorating can only print on rigid parts, not fabric.

Printing on Polypropylene

Based in Downers Grove, IL, Unique Assembly & Decorating proudly serves people and companies all over the country. We maintain the ISO 9001:2015 certification and offer value-added services including in-house color matching, in-house plate making and fixture design for single color and multicolor jobs. Our printing services include:

Our wide range of decorating services includes hot stamping/foil stamping, foil banding, heat transfer decal decorating, and colorization/hologramming.

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