What Is Copolymer Polypropylene and Why Do We Use It

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September 15, 2023

Copolymer polypropylene is a versatile material that has many applications in the manufacturing and construction industries. It is often used to build rapid-response fire trucks because of its strength and durability. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of copolymer polypropylene and why at QTAC, we use such an important material when building UTV fire skids. 

What Is Copolymer Polypropylene?

Copolymer polypropylene is a copolymer, meaning it is made up of two or more different types of monomers. In this case, copolymer polypropylene has a combination of propylene and ethylene monomers. This copolymerization allows for copolymer polypropylene to have a higher melting point and a higher tensile strength compared to regular polypropylene. But why is this material so popular when constructing UTV skid units? Well, it has a lot to do with its key characteristics. 

Main Benefits of Copolymer Polypropylene for UTV Fire Skids 

One of the main benefits of copolymer polypropylene is its durability and ability to withstand harsh environments and temperatures. This makes it perfect for our UTV fire skids, where the unit might need to endure extreme heat from a fire or rough terrain in remote areas. 

In addition to its strength and durability, copolymer polypropylene is also corrosion-resistant. This means our UTV skid units will be able to withstand tough conditions and last for years to come. This is great news for our customers since they can rely on their UTV fire skid to perform when they need it most. And with one investment, they will experience long-term success. 

Another benefit of copolymer polypropylene is its lightweight nature. This allows for our UTV skid units to have more storage space for firefighting equipment, as well as be more maneuverable on rough terrain. 

Why QTAC Chooses Copolymer Polypropylene

At QTAC, we strive to provide the best in UTV fire skids, and helps us achieve that goal. Its strength, durability, corrosion resistance, and lightweight nature make copolymer polypropylene a no-brainer for us. Our welded PolyTough™ construction is our material of choice when it comes to a UTV skid, truck skid, or fire truck body. Our PolyTough builds won't dent, crack or corrode, and this material has memory. Unlike metal, which, when impacted, stays in its final form, poly rebounds back to its original shape. Repeated hits with a dead blow do nothing more than put superficial nicks in our plastic! 

We understand the importance of having a reliable UTV fire skid, and PolyTough™ helps us to deliver just that. Our customers can trust in the quality and performance of our UTV skid units, knowing they are built with copolymer polypropylene. 

While PolyTough™ may not be the cheapest material on the market, we believe it is worth the investment in order to craft UTV skid units that our customers can rely on and will perform in such dangerous circumstances. And that's why at QTAC, copolymer polypropylene is our go-to material for UTV fire skids.

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