- Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer (which, in simple terms, are tiny pieces of plastic)
- In the mid-20th century, deforestation and water conservation were two of the biggest concerns for people that made regular wood fiber paper . At the same time as this crisis, the petroleum industry started taking off. In the US, a significant paper company and a major petroleum company joined together to create the first plastic paper –word spread globally, and Japan and the UK followed suit with their product development – all becoming a part of the first generation of synthetic paper. Synthetic paper back in the day was weak in terms of printing and processing capabilities .
Our Manufacturing Proces
- Combining polypropylene, the base material, with other additives
- The mixture goes through heating and extrusion (extrusion is where the heating takes place)
- Base and surface layers comprised the polypropylene pellets and other additives forms during the extruding process – creating a robust, biaxial-oriented substrate.
- Calendering: is the process of smoothing and compressing a material (notably paper) during production by passing a single continuous sheet through several pairs of heated rolls.
Each manufacturing process is computer-controlled and closely monitored to ensure adherence to a stringent quality standard.