Steel-strength plastics might just replace metals

October 2012
Canadian Plastics;Oct2012, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p5
Trade Publication
The article looks at the potential of polypropylene in substituting metals for various purposes like pipelines and machinery. The concept was studied by the development of the plastic by Moshe Kol at the Tel Aviv University School of Chemistry, where it showed various benefits including low cost, less energy usage, and lightweight. Kol adds that using polypropylene pipes to carry water can cut replacement costs and leakages that are common on steel and cement pipes.


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