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Polyester (PET)

Polyethylene Terephthalate – known as PET  or polyester — is a thermoplastic polyester that can be amorphous, crystalline, or a mixture of both, depending on how it is processed. All forms provide good chemical resistance and durability.

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<p>Good for both wet and dry environments</p>

Good for both wet and dry environments

<p>High strength and rigidity – ideal for close tolerance parts</p>

High strength and rigidity – ideal for close tolerance parts

<p>Excellent stain resistance</p>

Excellent stain resistance

<p>Good wear resistance and excellent dimensional stability</p>

Good wear resistance and excellent dimensional stability

<p>Better resistance to acids than nylon or acetal</p>

Better resistance to acids than nylon or acetal

Product Options

Colors

Clear, Hazy, White, Natural

Grades
  • General Purpose
  • Print Grade
  • Heat Stabilized
  • Hardcoat 1 side
  • Antistat
  • Slip Treated
Sizes
Shape
Sizes

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″, 24″ x 48″
Thickness: 0.001″ – 0.015″

Suppliers / Brands

Ensinger
Polymer Industries
Rochling
Transcontinental Advanced Coatings
Reflex (PET Film)

Physical Properties

Units ASTM Test PET
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 3,480 – 11,200
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 270,000 – 1.42E 6
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 0.26 – 1.9
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) (in/in F) D696 1.70E-05
Coefficient of friction D1894 0.30 – 0.50
Water absorption – 24 hours – 1/8″ thick 0.036 – 0.11% D570 0.098 – 0.10
Deflection Temperature Under Load @ 264 psi °F D648 136 – 446

* 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.