Repairing :



There are very objects that can be made with polypropylene exactly because it is resilient and resistant to most solvents and glues. Also, there are very few types of glue available exactly for gluing PP. However, solid PP objects not subject to undue flexing can be satisfactorily joined with a two part epoxy glue or using hot-glue guns.

Preparation is important and it is often helpful to roughen the surface with a file, emery paper or other abrasive material to provide better anchorage for the glue. Also it is recommended to clean with mineral spirits or similar alcohol prior to gluing to remove any oils or other contamination. Some research may be needed. There is also some industrial glue available for PP, but these may difficult to find, especially in a retail store.

Speed welding technique can melt PP easily. With speed welding, the plastic welder, similar to a soldering iron in appearance and wattage, is fitted with a feed tube for the plastic weld rod. The speed tip heats the rod and the substrate, while at the same time it presses the molten weld rod into position. A bead of softened plastic is laid into the joint, and the parts and weld rod fuse.

With polypropylene, the melted welding rod must be "mixed" with the semi-melted base material being fabricated or repaired. A speed tip "gun" is basically a soldering iron with a broad, flat tip which can be used to soften the weld joint and filler material to create a bond.