Polypropylene (Polypro) Sheet for O&P is Widely Used For:

  • Body jackets
  • Upper & lower extremity orthoses
  • AFOs
  • Rigid, outer prosthetic sockets

Performance Characteristics:

  • Rigid
  • Excellent formability
  • Stress & crack resistance
  • Excellent durability

Common Brands:

  • Orthoform®
  • Polystone®
  • ProComp®


Low cost, chemical resistant plastic with excellent aesthetic qualities

Polypropylene is a low cost, chemical resistant plastic with excellent aesthetic qualities. It is easy to weld using thermoplastic welding equipment and is often fabricated into water and chemical tanks.

Polypropylene used in the manufacturing of upper and lower extremity orthoses and prosthetics offers the O&P fabricator a material that is easy to drape, blister form and seam. Polypropylene is easy to decorate with transfer patterns for O&P applications. FDA compliant polypropylene grades are available.

Polypropylene is available in homopolymer, carbon reinforced homopolymer, and copolymer grades. 

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48 in x 96 in
0.062 in – 4 in
O&P SHEET Dimensions:
12 in x 12 in – 48 in x 96 in
0.030 in – 0.750 in
PROCOMP® Dimensions:
16 in x 16 in – 48 in x 96 in
0.125 in – 0.500 in
INDUSTRIAL ROD Outside Diameter:
0.250 in – 14 in
COLOR Industrial Sheet:
Natural, Black, White

O&P Sheet:
Natural, Black, White, Brown, Flesh, Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Neon Green, Neon Pink, Royal Blue

ProComp™: Natural
GRADES FDA Compliant, Heat Stabilized, Medical, Carbon Reinforced

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes and colors available upon request.

Polypropylene Properties and Material Options

Homopolymer Polypropylene (Polypro)– Homopolymer polypropylene is stronger and stiffer than copolymer. It is a very durable, rigid plastic available in natural (a translucent white) and a variety of colors. Easily formed, polypropylene is widely used for body jackets, upper and lower extremity orthoses (especially AFO’s), and rigid outer prosthetic sockets.

Copolymer Polypropylene (Copoly PP)– Copolymer polypropylene is a bit softer, but it is tougher and more durable than homopolymer polypropylene. Copolymer polypropylene tends to have better stress crack resistance and low temperature toughness than homopolymer polypropylene. Used in many of the same applications as homopolymer polypropylene, but where slightly more flexibility is needed.

ProComp® (Carbon reinforced poloypropylene)– Innovative polypropylene material reinforced with carbon fibers for a 25% increase in stiffness. Layers of carbon fibers are infused between layers of homopolymer polypropylene which results in zero carbon fiber strand protrusion when finishing. ProComp® offers financial and clinical, and fabrication advantages to Orthotic and Prosthetic practices.

Tech Tip For O&P Fabricators– Homopolymer recommended oven temperatures are 325°F to 350°F.
Copolymer recommended oven temperatures are 300°F to 350°F.


Typical Properties OF Polypropylene
Tensile strength psi D638 5,400 3,800
Flexural modulus psi D790 225,000 215,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 1.2 12.5
Heat deflection temperature
@ 264 psi
°F D648 210 190
Maximum continuous service
temperature in air
°F   - -
Water absorption
(immersion 24 hours)
% D570 slight slight
Coefficient of linear thermal
in/in/°Fx10-5 D696 - -

Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.

Explore the physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties of polypropylene.

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ProComp® composite thermoplastic resin-fiber materials are sold under license from, and are a product of, Rhode 401, LLC.