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Introduction to polypropylene wheels

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TEP Technica stocks a wide range of thermoplastic polypropylene wheels and castors. You can buy polypropylene wheels as wheels only or as complete assemblies from our castor shop. Polypropylene is a very good material to be used as the tread and/or hub centre. Wheels and wheel centres made of polypropylene are fracture resistant, vibration and noise dampening, high load capacity and low cost when compared to similar materials.

Polypropylene wheels are resistant to various greases and oils and suitable for applications with a temperature range of -20°C to +60°C. Polypropylene wheels are typically less expensive than nylon wheels and only have marginally less superior characteristics. Keywords: polypropylene wheels, polypropylene load wheels, polypropylene drive wheels.

Key benefits of our polypropylene wheels

  • High load capacity
  • Non-marking tread
  • Non-staining tread surface
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Good damping of impacts and vibrations
  • Low rolling resistance
  • Good elasticity


Vulkollan® is a registered trademark of Bayer AG and is manufactured in accordance with their specification and requirements.

TEP Technica Ltd reserves the right to change the design or specification of the products shown on this web site without prior notification. Every care has been taken to ensure that the details of specifications, technical data, load capacities, dimensions, tables etc., are accurate. However, no liability can be accepted for any error nor the consequences arising from such errors.

Please note that due to the nature of some compounds and changes in manufacturing dyes the colour may not always look exactly as it does in the picture. This should have no bearing on the wheels performance.

Technical drawings and accurate tolerances are provided upon request. Our technical sales team are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm to answer your questions.