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PET - polyethylene terephthalate

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Other material names PET: PETP
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PET is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester based on polyethylene terephthalate. It is characterized as having the best dimensional stability coupled with excellent wear resistance, a low coefficient of friction, high strength, and resistance to moderately acidic solutions. PET's properties make it especially suitable for the manufacture of precision mechanical parts which are capable of sustaining high loads and enduring wear conditions. PET's continuous service temperature is 100°C and its melting point is almost higher than acetals.

In addition, PET offers good chemical and abrasion resistance. Its low moisture absorption enables mechanical and electrical properties to remain virtually unaffected by moisture. PET can be machined to precise detail on standard metal working equipment.

PET is an excellent candidate for parts used in the food processing and equipment industries.

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Typical applications: 
  • Manifolds machined
  • Food manufacturing and processing equipment
  • Carousel
  • Filter Track
  • Locating Disk
  • Rings


The material is used in: 
Beverage industry
Food industry
  • Good for both wet and dry environments
  • High strength and rigidity -- ideal for close tolerance parts
  • Excellent stain resistance
  • Good wear resistance and excellent dimensional stability
  • Better resistance to acids than nylon or acetal


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Some sizes are in stock

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