Polyester/PET

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

Still not sure PET is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide.

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 41010 UD Blue.

Why you should use Polyester:

  • Very Stiff Material – High strength
  • Superior Wear Resistance
  • 230 degrees F Continuous Use Temperature
  • Very Low Moisture Absorption
  • Improved UV Resistance Compared to ABS, Acetal/Delrin or Nylon
  • Easily Machined and Fabricated

This materials is…excellent wearing and very abrasion resistant. PET is an non-reinforced, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester based on polyethylene terephthalate. The low moisture absorption and low rate of thermal expansion make it ideal for demanding applications that require close tolerance.

  • FDA, USDA and 3-A Dairy Compliant
  • Superior Wear Resistance
  • Chemically Resistant to Chlorine and Caustic/Acidic Cleaning Agents
  • Offers excellent strength, rigidity and machinability

Looking for a FDA Approved material that can be used in food processing? Consider using Blue Polyester (PET) Sheet and Rod. We can also supply X-Ray and Metal Detectable Polyester Rods and Sheets, including the new PET called Hydex 4101 UD Blue from Ensinger Plastics. Ask Us Today!

Polyester-PET Applications – Frequently used in:

  • Food Equipment and Dairy Processing
  • Wear and Slide machined parts
  • Electronics Manufacturing and Fixtures
  • Pistons, Manifolds, Timing Screws, Scraper Blades
  • Food Processing Forming Dies

Materials Available

Sheet:
.375″ (3/8″) – 4.0″ in Natural (White) and Black in 24″ X 48″

Rod:
.375″ – 6.0″ diameter in Natural (White) and Black up to 120″ lengths

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

Typical Resin Properties:

General Property ASTM Test Typical Value
Specific Gravity D792 1.34
Tensile Strength Yield D638 11,100
Tensile Modulus D638 470,000
Izod Impact – Notched D256 0.60
Hardness – Rockwell D785 R125
Deflection Temp @ 264psi D648 190
Deflection Temp @ 66 psi D648 230
Co. Thermal Expansion D696 3.6X10-5

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  • Available in Natural (White)
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    Available in Natural (White)
    Available in Natural (White)
  • Available in Natural (White)
    Available in Natural (White)
    Available in Natural (White)
    Available in Natural (White)
    Available in Natural (White)
    Available in Natural (White)
    Available in Natural (White)

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.