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Introduction to polypropylene wheels

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Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer most commonly used for plastic moldings. Polypropylene  (also know as polypropene) is injected into a mold while molten, forming complex shapes – making it an ideal material for high volume, low cost wheel fabrication. 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

Medium Duty Low Cost Polypropylene Castor - Non MarkingMedium Duty Low Cost Polypropylene Castor - Non Marking

These low-cost medium-duty Polypropylene castors are manufactured in Spain. They come with a white polypropylene wheel with double roller bearings. A highly resistant pressed steel bracket (gloss zinc plated). It is non-marking, wear and tear resistant, with a low rolling resistance. Able to carry heavy loads especially at lower speeds.

 

 

Medium Duty Low Cost Polypropylene Wheel – Non MarkingMedium Duty Low Cost Polypropylene Castor – Non Marking

These low-cost medium-duty castors are manufactured in Spain. They come with a white polypropylene wheel with double roller bearings. A highly resistant pressed steel bracket (gloss zinc plated). It is non-marking, wear and tear resistant, with a low rolling resistance. Able to carry heavy loads especially at lower speeds.

 

 

Medium Duty Low Cost White Polypropylene Wheel - High Load CapacityMedium Duty Low Cost White Polypropylene Castor - High Load Capacity

This range of Medium Duty Low Cost White Polypropylene Castor manufactured in Spain has a high-grade white polypropylene centre and includes ball bearings. A highly resistant pressed steel bracket (gloss zinc plated finish). It is non-marking, has a high abrasion resistance with a low rolling resistance. These castors can carry high loads especially at lower speeds and are resistant to many diluted acids, alkalis, oils and greases

 

 

Medium Duty Twin Polypropylene Wheel –Low Rolling ResistanceMedium Duty Twin Polypropylene Castor–Low Rolling Resistance

This range of medium duty twin Polypropylene Castor come complete with a bracket of pressed steel up to 2mm thick with double ball bearing and a zinc plated finish. The two wheels have a quality white polypropylene tread which is non-marking with low rolling resistance. Good load capacity and resistant to many oils and greases.

 

 

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Key Advantages of Polypropylene:

  • High heat tolerance
  • Good tensile strength
  • Resistant to organic solvents
  • Lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Durable

Disclaimer

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.

DON'T KNOW WHICH POLYPROPYLENE WHEEL YOU NEED?

Our technical advisors are on hand to offer advice on product identification to select the correct polypropylene wheel for your application. At our UK warehouse we hold a large stocks of polypropylene wheels and castors that can be dispatched on a next day delivery service.  Technical drawings and accurate tolerances are provided upon request. Order online or get in touch with our technical support team on +44 (0) 1256 763744.

Polypropylene Wheels from TEP Technica