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Technica offers a wide range of Polypropylene castors designed to meet the needs of various applications in multiple industries. Polypropylene is an excellent choice for the tread and/or hub center due to its exceptional properties. Castors and wheel centers constructed from polypropylene are highly resistant to fractures, effectively dampen vibrations, and boast impressive load-bearing capacity. 


Polypropylene is known for its durability and chemical resistance, making it a popular choice for castor construction. Moreover, these castors are cost-effective compared to castors made from other materials with similar properties. Technica  have gained a reputation for quality, durability, and reliability without compromise. Our commitment is to provide customers with exceptional value for money, ensuring satisfaction and trust in our products.


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 castor fabrication. Polypropylene castors are a reliable and affordable option that offers durability, noise reduction, and high load capacity for different industrial and commercial applications. The benefits of polypropylene castors include:


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Polypropylene is a robust material that provides excellent resistance to wear, impacts, and abrasions. This makes polypropylene castors highly durable and suitable for demanding applications.

Non marking tread :

Polypropylene castors benefit from non-marking properties to prevent leaving marks or scuffs on the floor surface. The non-marking tread is especially beneficial in environments where floor cleanliness and aesthetics are important, such as hospitals, offices, schools, and residential areas. It ensures that the castors do not leave unsightly marks or damage the flooring during movement.

Chemical resistance:

Polypropylene is resistant to many organic solvents, chemicals, oils, and acids, making it ideal for environments where exposure to such substances is common. This resistance helps prevent damage and deterioration of the castors over time.

Fracture resistance:

Castors made from polypropylene are less prone to fractures or cracking, even under heavy loads or sudden impacts. This ensures the longevity and reliability of the castors in various industrial and commercial settings.

Vibration and noise dampening:

Polypropylene has inherent vibration and noise dampening properties, reducing the transmission of vibrations and minimizing noise during movement. This feature makes polypropylene castors suitable for environments where noise reduction is important, such as hospitals, offices, or residential areas.

High load capacity:

Due to the high tensile strength of the material, polypropylene castors are capable of handling substantial weight loads. They can efficiently support and transport heavy equipment, machinery, or goods without compromising their performance or structural integrity.


Compared to similar materials, polypropylene is a cost-effective choice for castor construction. It offers a balance between performance and affordability, making polypropylene castors an economical option without sacrificing quality.


Polypropylene is a lightweight material, which contributes to the overall weight reduction of the castors. This lightweight characteristic makes them easier to maneuver, reduces strain on operators, and enhances overall mobility.

Easy to clean and maintain:

Polypropylene castors are easy to clean and maintain. The smooth surface of polypropylene resists dirt and grime buildup, allowing for effortless cleaning and upkeep, which is particularly beneficial in environments that require high levels of cleanliness.


Polypropylene castors are used in various industries and environments. Some common applications for polypropylene castors include:


Material Handling:

Polypropylene castors are widely used in material handling equipment such as trolleys, carts, dollies, and pallet jacks. They facilitate the smooth movement of goods and equipment in warehouses, distribution centers, factories, and logistics operations.

Medical and Healthcare:

Polypropylene castors are preferred in medical settings, including hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. They are utilised in medical equipment such as medical carts, mobile stands, and hospital beds due to their durability, chemical resistance, and noise reduction properties.

Food Service:

Polypropylene castors are suitable for food service applications, including food carts, utility carts, and mobile racks. The chemical resistance of polypropylene makes it ideal for environments where exposure to cleaning agents and food substances is common.

Retail and Hospitality:

Polypropylene castors are used in retail and hospitality settings for mobile displays, racks, and equipment. They allow for easy rearrangement of displays and effortless movement of merchandise, enhancing flexibility and convenience in retail and hospitality environments.

Industrial and Manufacturing:

Polypropylene castors are utilized in industrial settings for heavy-duty applications, such as industrial carts, workbenches, and assembly lines. Their high load capacity, durability, and resistance to chemicals and impacts make them suitable for demanding industrial environments.

Office Furniture:

Polypropylene castors are employed in office furniture, including chairs, desks, and mobile storage units. They provide smooth mobility, noise reduction, and durability for everyday office use.

Automotive and Transportation:

Polypropylene castors are used in automotive applications, such as tool trolleys, maintenance carts, and automotive manufacturing equipment. Their ability to withstand heavy loads and resistance to chemicals and impacts make them suitable for the automotive industry.

Institutional and Educational Facilities:

Polypropylene castors are utilized in schools, universities, and other institutional facilities for items such as AV carts, utility carts, and mobile equipment. They offer durability, ease of movement, and noise reduction, contributing to a conducive learning or working environment.

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In addition to the standard benefits of polypropylene, Technica castors benefit from: 

  • High quality housings
  • Compact locking devices
  • Pressed steel or stainless steel brackets

With our wide range of options, you can shop with confidence, knowing that you will find the right castor to fit your requirements.


With well over £1million of stock at cost value, and more than 3000 different wheels and castors available from the UK at any given time, we are sure to have the right product for you.