Sport industry is yet another branch that found using EPP useful. The most important attributes for which expanded polypropylene is sought after are:
- low weight of the material
- high elasticity
- option for soft or stiff material
- high endurance for breaking, denting and damage
A lot of sport accessories that are used in gyms, rehabilitation centers, or private houses are made from EPP. The market is filled with fitness and rehabilitation accessories like balls, rollers and excersise mats made from this material.
This material can be also found in various kinds of sport protective covers, and as one of elements of shoes and helmets (like skiing and bicycle helmets). Such application significantly increases safety of sport-lovers, as EPP perfectly absorbs impacts without being damaged, while maintaining its low weight. EPP components will protect you from injuries.
Sport accessories made from expanded polypropylene will not break, unlike hard plastics or EPS (Styrofoam), and can be disinfected without degrading. They are also eco-friendly and can be fully recycled.