PBT (polybutylene terephthalate)

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Overview
Performance Characteristics
Typical Applications
Typical Properties
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Sustadur® PBT
TECADUR™ PBT

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Overview PBT is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with excellent machining characteristics, chemical resistance, and bearing and wear properties.

PBT is often used for food processing machinery applications when low moisture absorption, resistance to staining, or resistance to cleaning chemicals is required.

PBT Standard Sizes

SHEET 24"x48" (0.25"-2.5" thick)
ROD: diameter 0.25"-6.0"
  • Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size and by manufacturer
  • Custom sizes and colors available upon request
  • Many of our plastic materials are available as films with thicknesses of 0.029" or less

PBT Grades

  • Bearing
  • FDA compliant

NOTE: Several grades of PBT are available. For additional information on PBT plastic materials, contact your local Curbell Plastics representative or call Curbell at
1-888-287-2355.
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PBT sheet

BRANDS
Sustadur® PBT
TECADUR™ PBT

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Performance Characteristics
  • Excellent chemical resistance including resistance to many CIP (clean in place) wash-down solutions
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent wear resistance, even in wet environments
  • Excellent machining characteristics
  • Stain resistance
  • Internally lubricated bearing grades
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PBT sheet

BRANDS
Sustadur® PBT
TECADUR™ PBT

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Typical Applications
  • Valves
  • Filler pistons
  • Bearings and bushings
  • Gears
  • Wear pads
  • Packaging machinery parts
  • Food processing machinery components
  • Wheels
  • Rollers
  • Electrical components
Typical Properties
UNITS ASTM TEST PBT PBT INTERNALLY LUBRICATED
Tensile strength psi D-638 8,690 7,200
Flexural modulus psi D-790 330,000 390,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D-256 1.5 0.7
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi °F D-648 130 195
Maximum continuous service temperature in air °F 245 221
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours) % D-570 0.08 0.07
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.

IMPACT RESISTANCE COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION
of PBT compared with PET of PBT compared with Internally Lubricated PBT
Bar chart - impact resistance of PBT compared with PET Bar chart - coefficient of friction of PBT compared with internally lubricated PBT
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