PET, PBT, Polyethylene Terephthalate
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This material is used frequently in a self lubricating bearing surface or slide type applications. Resistant to most common chemicals. Commonly replaces Aluminum, Acetal/Delrin and Nylons. Used frequently in Food and Dairy Processing, Material Handling, Fluid Handling and Automotive. Other brand or trade names are: Ertalyte, Ensitep, Hydex, Sustadur, Tecapet, Celanex, Duranex, Ultradur, Valox, Rynite, and Hostadur
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A new PBT material is available from Ensinger, called Hydex 4101 UD Blue. This material is one of the first ‘Ultra Detectable’ Plastic materials; visually detectable due to blue color, Metal Detectable and X-Ray detectable by standard equipment in food processing plants – Hydex 4101 UD Blue.