PETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, or PETG, is a clear thermoplastic that can be formed into a number of shapes, making it suitable for use in a broad range of applications.

Regulatory: FDA

Description

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, or PETG, is a clear thermoplastic that can be formed into a number of shapes, making it suitable for use in a broad range of applications. PETG is easy to fabricate, heat-bend, and thermoform, making it well-suited to retail display applications. Primarily used in indoor applications, it can also be printed or painted for graphics applications.

PETG falls between acrylic and polycarbonate on the scale of impact resistance, with higher impact resistance than acrylic, but lower resistance than polycarbonate. It also meets FDA requirements for food contact and is available in thin semi-rigid gauges, as well as thicker gauge rigid sheets.

Polymershapes can meet your needs with a full range of PETG offerings from the world’s leading producers, including Vivak® from Plaskolite and Prime PETG from Primex. Our knowledgeable team can help you choose the right material from a variety of sizes and thicknesses, and custom sizes and colors are also available.

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You can rely upon our experienced and knowledgeable team to help you meet your needs for PETG, and much, much more! – Contact your local Polymershapes facility today.

Features & Benefits

  • Formable, easy to fabricate, form bond or decorate
  • Capable of deep thermoforming draws
  • More impact resistant than acrylic
  • Excellent clarity
  • Excellent printability
  • Recyclable

Applications

  • Building & Construction
  • Chemical Processing
  • Die Cutters
  • Electric and Non-Printed Sign
  • Enclosures
  • Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
  • Machine Guards
  • Packaging and Conveying Equipment
  • POP/Display
  • Printing/Graphics
  • Thermoformers

Physical Properties

UNITS ASTM
TEST
General Purpose
PETG
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 4,000
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 10,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 1.7
Deflection Temperature Under Load  @ 264 psi °F D648 145
Maximum Continuous Service Temperature in Air °F D794 149
Water absorption @ 73°F –  24 hours % D570 0.4
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) (in/in°F) D696 5.10E-05

*Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.

Product Options

Color: Clear

Standard Sizes

Sheet Dimensions: 48″ x 96″, 51″ x 100″
Thickness: 0.020″ – 0.236″

*The sizes above are standard stocking sizes. Other custom sizes are available upon request. Please contact your local branch for information and a quote.

Suppliers / Brands

 Supplier Brands
VIVAK®
 
 Spartech