A strong, dimensionally stable plastic with outstanding chemical resistance and wear properties
PET (polyethylene terephthalate, semicrystalline) is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with excellent machining characteristics, chemical resistance, and bearing and wear properties.
PET is often used for food processing machinery applications where low moisture absorption, low thermal expansion, resistance to staining, or resistance to cleaning chemicals is required.
FDA compliant grades of PET are available.
Tech Tip– PET is resistant to many CIP (clean in place) wash-down solutions.
Shop for PET
12 in x 12 in – 24 in x 48 in
0.250 in – 3 in
0.250 in – 6 in
Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request.
Typical properties of PET
|Izod impact (notched)
||ft-lbs/in of notch
|Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi
|Maximum continuous service temperature in air
|Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)
|Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.
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