Monday, 26 Jul 2021

What is polypropylene and what are its advantages in patio furniture?

If you hear the word "polypropylene", you may not be familiar with it. That is why in this article we want to tell you all about it, show you what kind of material it is and the many advantages it has over other materials. You should know that, due to its unique qualities, more and more premises are choosing propylene as a material for their terrace furniture.

The characteristics of polypropylene and its purposes

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer, in other words, a material that becomes deformable or flexible at high temperatures and hardens when sufficiently cooled. It is one of the most versatile plastics available, which is why it is used for so many different purposes.

This polymer is used in the form of fibres for the production of various types of furniture because it has many advantages over other materials. Thanks to its low density, furniture made of polypropylene is very light, which makes it easy to transport. Additionally, this furniture is distinguished by its strength and rigidity, which guarantees a long-lasting product that is difficult to break.

Another of its advantages is its high resistance to ambient temperature. Due to its water repellence and resistance, you will be able to leave your furniture outdoors without any problem. It is also weather-resistant; sun, rain and wind will not easily damage the furniture. This means you do not have to worry about the colour of your furniture fading on sunny days, and on winter days, it will not suffer rapid deterioration from heavy rain or strong winds. 

It is also an environmentally friendly material as it has a minimal environmental impact. Polypropylene is reusable, in fact, it can be recycled up to 6 times. On top of this, it is very strong and durable, so you will not have to replace your furniture every few years. This will have a positive impact on both the planet and your economy.

And last but not least, polypropylene allows you to design furniture in a multitude of different forms, due to its ease of being moulded. It also offers you the possibility of designing furniture in many different colours due to its ability to be mixed with different additives. This means that if you choose to buy polypropylene furniture, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of options.

In the case of Ezpeleta, all these advantages have allowed us to create a collection of furniture that stands out for both its variety and its quality.

Ezpeleta opts for polypropylene furniture

In recent years, Ezpeleta has opted for polypropylene for its new collections. Polypropylene is a safe bet, as furniture made from this material is very resistant and durable, really comfortable and, moreover, very ecological.

Our commitment to our customers is to offer them high-quality patio furniture. For this reason, Ezpeleta designs and produces a wide variety of items with fibreglass-reinforced polypropylene. The most outstanding items are the chairs, but we also have other types of furniture made from this material such as tables and sun loungers.

Our ROD chairs are an example of this. They are very comfortable and light stackable chairs. They are ideal for restaurant and café terraces since they take up little space and are easy to clean.

In our catalogue you will also find other styles such as the HALL chair or the PARK chair, both designed with fibreglass reinforced polypropylene, in various colours and different designs, with or without arms. If you are looking for a tall chair, then go for the ATTIC stacking stools with non-slip feet, in two sizes and eight different colours.

We have also used polypropylene for different table ranges, especially for the leg parts, as this material gives them stability and strength. In our catalogue of tables, you will find various styles, all of which are functional and easy to maintain.

There is the popular QUATRO table, with a folding tabletop and height adjusters, with fibreglass-reinforced polypropylene legs and a varnished aluminium frame, or the One Square, also foldable but smaller in size. You can choose from various colours and sizes.

In addition to chairs and tables, we have other complementary items for your summer patio that use the same material. From parasols and dividers for all types of patios, to sun loungers and armchairs for pool or lounge areas.

If the advantages of polypropylene have convinced you and you want to find furniture for your patio in this material, we invite you to browse our catalogue. For more information, do not hesitate to call us or fill in this form and we will put you in direct contact with the distributors of your area.

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