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Synonyms: polypropene; DE: Polypropylen
Suggested Tools: plastic shredder, laser cutter

PP is typically found in food boxes (Tupperware etc.) and many kinds of single-use packaging as a transparent or white plastic.


food boxes after laser cutting

As a thermoplastic, PP can be melted relatively easily, enabling you to penetrate it with a laser cutter. You should expect some fumes to settle as a milky film, but that can be wiped off afterwards.

Fretsaws do ’not' work well with a typical PP container.