What is Expanded Polypropylene?
Expanded polypropylene (EPP) is an engineered plastic foam material. By combining polypropylene resin with magic dust, and applying heat, pressure and CO2 in an autoclave, the material is formed into small plastic beads. These small, closed-cell foam beads are injected into a steam chest to create parts custom moulded into complex shapes using steam heat & pressure.
EPP engineered foam is widely known as ARPRO®. As the highest quality expanded polypropylene material available, products moulded from ARPRO® are remarkably durable, light weight, and recyclable. Expanded polypropylene has excellent energy absorption and high strength properties.
ARPRO® is manufactured by JSP, the global leader in producing & developing EPP plastic foam materials and its variety of applications. ARPRO® Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) was developed in the 1980s, making JSP the forerunner of plastic foam manufacturing and application technologies.
More than Expanded Polypropylene
JSP’s expanded polypropylene materials provide competitive advantages for designers and engineers looking to enhance custom moulded parts.
- A variety of speciality grades & multiple densities for optimal control
- Material properties that outperform compared to other foam materials
- Range of moulding techniques with cost & time savings for added value
- Available in a range of colours for limitless design innovations
- Unsurpassed quality, service & technical support
Properties of JSP EPP Plastic Foams
Expect nothing less than EPP properties engineered to improve end-product.
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Typical Applications Using JSP Expanded Polypropylene
ARPRO® expanded plastic foams are highly versatile for use in a growing number of applications. EPP is also an excellent replacement for metals and other plastic materials.
Used in moulded parts such as seat cores, bumpers, and dunnage, EPP can significantly reduce weight, save fuel and increase durability
For both moulded and fabricated packaging, expanded polypropylene is stiffer and more energy absorbent than other plastics
JSP’s expanded polypropylene presents endless opportunities for industrial and product designers looking to create and innovate
Used for housing water pumps, heat-exchangers and more, EPP delivers thermal and noise insulation with an optimal lambda coefficient