Polypropylene man-made fibres, c 1970s.

Polypropylene man-made fibres, c 1970s.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

This collection of polypropylene fibres includes two spools, two pieces of rope and two circular flat samples of fibre. Polypropylene (polypropene) is a thermoplastic polymer of propylene. Polypropene is particularly suited to rope manufacture as it is elastic, stronger than alternative natural materials, and is also light in weight, so much so that it will float.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10276850

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