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What Are The Advantages Of Rubber Tiles?

Rubber floor tiles are a great addition to any park or playground. They offer safety advantages above and beyond what other flooring can, can be made from recycled rubber from old tires, and are extremely soft and forgiving. 

 
These rubber playground tiles are cheap and easy to install. Some of them have interlocking rubber tabs that connect to each other, while others have pegs that are insertedinto the side of the tiles. Then a rubber mallet is used to tap the tiles together.
 
They can be used in professional, industrial, residential and commercial applications. They're widely used in parks and playgrounds lately and this is perhaps their best use. They're also great for pools, home gyms, offices, and more.
 
The rubber interlocking foor mats can be assembled very quickly. There's no need to glue them down to the floor, but they can be glued together so that no one can tear them up. However, unless it's used outdoors where kids or perhaps vandals could get at them it's not something that needs to be worried about.
 
They can last for a long time, decades even. When a single rubber tiles or a group of tiles gets worn out (as is usually the case, a single high traffic area might wear out more quickly than another area) you can just sub out that tile or section of tiles. 
 
Rubber mulch is a nice alernative but doesn't offer as much safety advantage as tiles. The mulch can get spread around too thin or even tracked away and would need replenished. Rubber mulch doesn't need to be installed, so you save time and money initially, but in the long run you're probably better off with tiles.
 
Rubber tiles are very damage resistant. They're also slip resistant which is nice for play areas and around pools. Also, water doesn't pool up on them and will dry up quickly.
 
You can get them in many different colors and even have designs printed on them. For instance you can get your company logo, big block letters for kids, or even fairy tale characters. Or you could build your own designs by using different colors of tiles creatively, perhaps spelling things out or having lines of different colors leading people to certain sections of a playground (i.e. follow the yellow brick road). 
 
The biggest factor though come sdown to safety, at least when it comes to kids playing. Backyard playgrounds alone have more than 50,000 injuries per year, 60% of which are related to not having proper cushioning and landing on a hard surface. A fall from as short a height as 30 inches can lead to lacerations of broken bones. Most of those can be prevented by having the proper rubber tile flooring installed. You can find out more about this sort of playground safety here. 
 
As you can see there's a lot to rubber tiles and many reasons for you to research them more!

Plastic Folding Chairs

Plastic folding chairs are an excellent choice for both outdoor and indoor purposes such as meetings, conferences, graduation, weddings or receptions, and several other group occasions. They are ideal for educational institutions and convention centers. They are reliable and comfortable furniture adding to the ambience of any room, hall or auditorium. As plastic folding chairs are lightweight, they are easy to maintain and handle. Plastic folding chairs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and designs. They are available in white, charcoal, burgundy, black, ivory, beige, brown, blue, and a whole galaxy of other colors and tinges. Today, wide selections of plastic folding chairs are available at affordable prices in almost all furniture showrooms.

 
Plastic folding chairs generally feature non-marring leg glides, leg braces, contoured seat, and under seat slide mechanism. Non-marring leg glides protect floor surfaces from scratches. Leg braces are used to strengthen the legs. Additional features include double hinges, double-riveted braces, chairs nest and interlock, stability plugs, and lock-open device. Blow molded resin plastic folding chairs are lightweight and elegant in appearance. They are ideal for all multi-functional purposes. Plastic folding chairs with padded seat make comfortable seating for a long time.
 
Today, steel frame color coated and chrome coated plastic folding chairs are available in furniture showrooms. Polypropylene plastic used in these chairs is a versatile material allowing objects to be created in a variety of shapes and designs. Also, polypropylene is durable. Folding chairs made of polypropylene often come with a powder-coated and weather-resistant finish. The life of plastic folding chairs depends on the quality of the material and techniques adopted in their construction.
 
National Public Seating Corp., Correll Inc., and Virco Manufacturing Corporation are among the leading manufactures of plastic folding chairs. Also, plastic folding chairs can be bought online from the websites of chair manufacturers.
 
Folding Chairs provides detailed information on Folding Chairs, Folding Beach Chairs, Folding Lawn Chairs, Folding Tables And Chairs and more. Folding Chairs is affiliated with Office Chairs.
 

How is Polypropylene Powder Used?

Polypropylene powder is a really cool polymer. It can be used to make a very wide ranging style pf products. You may never have heard of polypropylene, but there's no doubt that you encounter or use a product that is made from it nearly every single day of your life! That is, provided you live a modern existence and not in the wilderness of course!

For instance, check out this Tic Tacs box - it is made from a polypropylene polymer.
 
 
Most people are probably familiar with this sort of plastic case. But what you may not know is that under the flap is an identifaction code for the type of resin used to make the plastic polymer. 
 
Many other plastic products can be made from polypropylene powder. For instance, many products needed for use in a lab or other medical location are made with polypropylene because it can handle the heat from an autoclave. (An autoclave is a specialized sterlization area that cleans things at with very hot, high pressure steam). Because of it's high heat resistance, many food containers are made from it because they won't melt in the dishwasher. Some polypropylene are subjected to an extra treatment of polyethylene or polystyrene for extra heat resistance.
 
Plastic bucks, pails, car batteries, wastebins, bottles for pharmacy prescriptions, pitchers, dishes - all of these are made using some form of plastic polypropylene powder polymer (say that 10 times fast!). 
 
It can be used for plastic moldings: it can be injected into a mold at high temperatures and create complex shapes at a relatively low cost. For instance plastic bottles and caps. 
 
Polypropylene is really good for products that exist in sheet forms, such as packaging, storage bins, folders, etc. Think of the plastic pockets used to trading card collecting. Other uses include shower caps, raincoats, plastic folders, all sorts of bottles, especially spray bottles, even ribbons. Comic book collectors will surely be familar with the plastic polypropylene used to hold a comic book. Same goes for coins, stamps, photo albums, CD/DVD slip cases, etc.
 
Polypropylene (PP) is certainly one of the world's most well-used and versatile polymers. PP has the lowest density amont popular commodity plastics. Plus it can be used in so many different ways including injection molding, extrusion and more.
 
Polypropylene powder is used in three distinct product families. These include the homopolymer, the random copolymer and the impact copolymer. 
 
We hope this has been an informative look at something that may not at first blush be useful. Polymers don't have to be a boring or unapproachable topic! In any case let us know if you have questions or would like to see posts about specific things.

What is Polypropylene Powder?

Polypropylene is known by many different names, such as Propene polymers, Polipropene 25, Polypropene, Propylene polymers or 1-Propene. It's molecular formula is (C3H6)n and it has a density of .855 g/cm3 when amorphous and .946 g/cm3 in crystalline form. 

 

Some Polypropylene Powder Homopolymer ready to be used.
 
It is a thermoplastic polymer that is typically quite tough while retaining flexibility --- especially so when it's copolymerized with something like ethylene. Many of the commercially available polypropylene powder products are isotactic with a mid-range level of petroleum coke density. 
 
This allows for polypropylene products to be used for a wide range of industries and products and to compete with materials such as ABS. It has a decent resistance to fatigue  and is actually quite economical. It can be made translucent but not as easily made transparent as other materials such as polystyrene or acrylic, therefore it's typically opaque or colored by using certain pigments.
 
Polypropylene comes in three main varieties. These are homopolymer, block copolymer and a randm copolymer. Polypropylene homopolymer pp typically has ethylene-propylene rubber added to it to increase its impact strength at low temperatures.
 
Giulio Natta and Karl Regn where the first to polymerize a crystalline isotactic polymer of the substance back in 1954. Quickly, large-scale commecial production of polypropylene powder by Montecatini (an Italian company) began in 1957. Since then, production of polypropylene has not been able to keep up with the demand.
 
Polypropelne powder is used in many of the products we use today, even though we may not know it! More on this amazing polymer to come in future blog posts!