PET Polyester (Polyethylene Terepthalate)

PET polyesters are semi-crystalline. They are versatile materials with a good range of properties. They have excellent electrical properties and are abrasion resistant. PET has not been as extensively compounded as PBT because it is more difficult to process. PET has a higher modulus than PBT. Like PBT, PET is very anisotropic in shrink, therefore it is difficult to mold to extremely close tolerances.

Applications: Reusable bottles, Pacifiers, Sippy cups, Bottle sterilizer lids, Medical devices, Housewares.

Advantage

 

High temperature resistance
Some grades FDA approved
Excellent toughness
Excellent clarity
Easy processing

Disadvantage

 

Highly susceptible to degradation when heated above 150°C in the presence of moisture
Cannot be exposed to elevated temperatures
Must be thoroughly dried prior to processing

Tensile StrengthFlexural ModulusImpact StrengthMax Temp.Chemical Resistance
7,000-23,000 psi350,000-3,000,000 psi.45-8 ft-lb/in notched izod250°-420° FFair to Good