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Focus on... polypropylene: the high performance fiber


In your daily life, whether in sport or after a sprint to get to work on time or during periods of great heat. Do you want to learn a little more?

Discover why polypropylene is one of the most versatile and performing fibers.

You already have items made from this fiber that you use every day without even knowing it. From the dashboard of your car to the packaging of your fruits and vegetables or even the utilitarian clothes of the nurses to the athletic outfits of elite athletes, polypropylene has utilities almost as numerous as our swimshorts colors.


Here are the many advantages of polypropylene that we will present:

- Thermo-regulating

- Does not retain moisture

- Ultralight

- Resistant

- Hypoallergenic

- Recyclable



By climbing the Himalayas, crossing the ocean by sailing boat or walking in a park, the clothes in PP (Polypropylene) have the property of maintaining the ideal temperature in contact with the skin. This material has the lowest conductivity of all fibers and provides thermal comfort in all weather conditions thanks to its extraordinary insulating power. 



Clothes made from this innovative fiber solve this unpleasant sensation of perspiration.

The water absorption index of the polypropylene is almost zero.

The fabric used on our PP T-shirts is not covered with any absorbent layer that may disappear over time. The dry layer is built into the skin and does not absorb moisture.

Indeed, the dry layer acts as a "second skin", allowing moisture to relax in the atmosphere if you only have this material on your skin or transmit moisture to your top layer if you wear a top layer (coat, sweater, etc ...) - you stay dry longer and wick away moisture faster, unlike wet and warm cotton.

Thanks to the moisture management, the direct contact of polypropylene with the skin leaves it dry and odorless and ensures a perfect balance between temperature and relative humidity, even in the most extreme conditions.



This innovative material will guarantee you a new dimension of comfort and will ensure your mobility, whether in your favorite sport, for your everyday life or to relax quietly.

Polypropylene is the lightest fiber ever created, its density is lower than that of water, it is 50% lighter than cotton.

Due to its low specific gravity, the PP also offers economic benefits in terms of hedging power. From one kilogram of PP, you can produce the largest area of ​​a textile fabric compared to all other yarns, for example 1.5 times larger than polyester. You feel less weight on your body, your movements are getting easier.

This is also why this material is mainly used in the field of sport to improve the performance of athletes. SEAGALE allows you to enjoy this fabric in your everyday life to once again make your life easier.




The remarkable endurance of polypropylene is another advantage offered by this revolutionary fiber.

It is the ideal fiber for clothes that have to deal with the exhausting rhythm of everyday life. It resists abrasion, tension and tears. The abrasion resistance of this material is 2.5 times higher than that of cotton or wool. Our PP clothing can be exposed to rain, sun, perspiration and moisture. Thanks to the fact that this yarn is dyed in its heart, it keeps vibrant colors even after several washes.


Polypropylene garments are hypoallergenic because the material is chemically inert and can be worn easily even by the most sensitive people.

The dyes are inscribed in the heart fiber, they can not disgorge and therefore come into contact with the skin.

PP is chemically and biologically inert to inorganic acids and alkalis, as well as oxidants and reductants.

It can be qualified as "noble" material, it does not react to chemical agents produced by perspiration. The bacteria at the base of bad odors can not develop, the biogenic ions limit the multiplication of the bacteria.

This material does not cause allergies and is particularly suitable for the medical sector which requires high hygiene standards.




Polypropylene and its production do not pollute the environment (water, air or soil). It is tinted in the mass, there is no problem of polluting effluents. During the production of this material, only a small amount of water is used (unlike cotton where up to eleven liters of water are used to produce 1 kg). Production uses lower temperatures, which means less energy (up to 45%). No pesticides or toxic dyes are used.

In addition, beyond its eco-friendly properties, polypropylene is 100% recyclable. Indeed, like any material formed under heat and hardening thereafter, the process is totally reversible.

This ability to be recycled has a significant impact on the environment since one tonne of recycled plastic is equivalent to 830 liters of oil saved.

Polypropylene is a relatively new fiber, little known to the general public but still used by all. It can suffer, like all synthetic fibers, a bad a priori at first but is extremely interesting once you know its properties as well as its benefits for the environment. Using polypropylene, in addition to choosing the performance you make a choice to consume more responsible and offer a second chance to your product once the end of life.