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PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)


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Plastics International can custom cut to size PET rod and sheet. Even if you need low minimums or an odd size, we can meet your requirements. For fast turn-around and delivery of PET sheet and rod, you can count on Plastics International.

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

Tecapet® PET is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester derived from polyethylene terephthalate. PET rod and sheet have excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, high flexural modulus, and superior dimensional stability that make them versatile for designing mechanical and electro- mechanical parts. Because Tecapet® PET has no centerline porosity, the possibility of fluid absorption and leakage is virtually eliminated.

PET Sheet and Rod Characteristics:

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Good electrical insulator
  • High mechanical strength
  • Excellent hardness and stiffness
  • Good weather resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • In compliance with FDA regulations CFR 177.1630 for use in contact with food
  • No centerline porosity eliminates the possibility of fluid absorption and leakage
  • Good resistance to high-energy radiation

Tecapet®s superior wear resistance and lack of centerline porosity give it an advantage over other materials for applications involving solvents, chemicals, and food products. Tecapet® is also used in water purification systems, printing equipment, textile components, food-handling equipment, and valves.

Primary Specification (Resin) (Typical): ASTM-D-5927 TPES0211

Shapes Specification (Typical): ASTM-D-6261 S-TPES0211

Call us at 800-776-7769 for more information or to order custom PET rod or sheet.

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