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Polyester (PET)

Polyester (PET)


PET and PBT – Polyethylene Terephthalate

Superior wear resistant material

Thermoplastic Polyester, PET and PBT

PET and PBT are rigid thermoplastic, and have exceptional physical properties

PET and PBT materials are used frequently in a self lubricating bearing surface or  slide type applications. Resistant to most common chemicals.

Commonly replaces aluminum, Acetal/Delrin® and Nylon. Used frequently in Food and Dairy processing, material handling and automotive.

Other brand or trade names are: Tecapet®, Tecadur®, Ertalyte®, Ensitep®, Hydex®, Sustadur®, Celanx®, Duranex®, Urtaldur®, Valox®, Rynite®, and Hostadur®.

A new PBT material is available from Ensinger, called 4101 UD Blue. This material is one of the first “ultra detectable” plastic materials. This material is visually detectable by standard equipment, metal detectable and X-Ray detectable by standard equipment in food processing plants. Detectable plastics can help eliminate the massive recalls we have seen from food processing plants.

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, ABSAcetal/Delrin® or Nylon
  • Easily machined and fabricated
  • PET is ITAR compliant, and PET is RoHS compliant

Polyester- PET Applications – Frequently used in:

  • Food Equipment and Dairy ProcessingNatural PET Rod turned to pulley
  • Wear and slide machined parts
  • Electronics Manufacturing and Fixtures
  • Pistons, Manifolds, Timing Screws, Scaper Blades
  • Food Processing forming dies

Materials Available in:

.375″ (3/8″) – 4.0″ in Natural (White) and Black in 24″ X 48″
.375″ – 6.0″ diameter in Natural (White) and Black up to 120″ lengths

Typical Resin Properties for PET - PBT

Our Performance Plastics have Factory Lot and Batch Traceability

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 nor implied.