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Sappi Symbio PP20

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Sappi
Sappi Symbio PP20 by Sappi is a low density, cellulose fiber (20%) reinforced polypropylene. It offers good sound/damping, soft & warm touch, good processability, very good heat resistance and good aesthetics. Also, provides low water absorption and excellent scratch resistance. This thermoplastic composite contains renewable content. It consists of virgin polypropylene and specifically selected & treated wood-based cellulose from responsibly managed forests. Due to its good balance between density, stiffness and impact resistance it can be used for a variety of applications. It can be recycled or burned for energy. It can be processed by injection molding or 3D printing. Also, suitable for recycling methods such as shredding, re-grinding and cleaning. Sappi Symbio PP20 is used in automotive interior, consumer electronics, furniture and appliances.
Product Type
PP (Polypropylene)
Physical Form
Product Status
Geographical Availability
Africa, Asia / Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, North America, South and Central America, Western Europe
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Electronics / Computers
  • Furnitures
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Injection molding - thermoplastics
  • 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
Bio Based
Bio Based Content (%)
20%, Cellulose fiber-based
Key Features
  • Density, Low
  • Filled, Bio-filler
  • Heat Resistance, Medium
  • Impact Resistance, Good
  • Processability, Good
  • Renewable Resource Content
  • Scratch Resistance, High
  • Soft
  • Sound Damping
  • Stiffness, Good
  • Water Absorption, Low to None
  • Recyclable

Sappi Symbio PP20 Properties

Physical Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
0.98 g/cm3
( )
ISO 1183
Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR or MFI = Melt Flow Index or MI = Melt Index)
10.5 g/10 min
(At 190°C, 5 kg)
ISO 1133

Sappi Symbio PP20 Processing Guidelines

Injection Molding Properties

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Processing Temperature
< 200 °C
Nozzle Temperature
190 °C
Front Temperature
185 °C

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