Commercial Bag & Supply is a major distributor of woven polypropylene. Our woven polypropylene is often used in packaging, textiles, erosion control, levees, flood control, and construction. One of the most common uses for woven polypropylene is in the construction of sand bags. We’re proud to have been a major provider of woven polypropylene sand bags during the Des Moines floods of 1993, 2008, and 2010. Please contact us for more information on applications for woven polypropylene.
Woven polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer which is extremely rugged and unusually resistant to acids, bases, and chemical solvents. This recyclable, environmentally friendly material is uniquely pliable and easily forms to shape for your needed applications. Woven polypropylene is a versatile material which can be used for a number of applications in a wide range of industries.
Uses for Woven Polypropylene
The primary use is in flood control as sandbags. The material can also be used as moisture barriers, traffic control to hold traffic cones in place, holding gravel and aggregates, grain and fed storage, small parts bags, debris removal receptacles, and packing and shipping materials. Woven polypropylene can also be used to manufacture filters for air, gas, and liquids, like air-conditioner or water filters.
Another unexpected, though common use of woven polypropylene is in the manufacturing of clothing. The major polymer is used in “non woven” materials, which includes diapers and sanitary products. Woven polypropylene is an idle material for these two products since it is “hydrophilic” (water-absorbant), rather than “hydrophobic” (water-repellant).