Versatile material with high resistance to heat and combustibility

Ertalyte PET machiningWhy choose PET?

  • Excellent wear and abrasion resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good creep resistance
  • FDA compliant

What are some common PET applications?

  • High precision components
  • Moving components
  • Components with high demands on dimensional stability

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a versatile member of the polyester family. Available as either an amorphous or semi-crystalline thermoplastic, PET is known for its high density, good creep strength, low moisture absorption, and dimensional stability. In its amorphous state, PET offers high transparency, but lower mechanical properties. In its semi-crystalline form PET offers high rigidity and strength, hardness, and low wear.

PET is well suited for complex applications that demand exacting dimensional accuracy and surface quality, and its standard colors include light amber, dark amber, clear, dark green, and white. At Controlled Fluidics, we use unfilled PET plate up to 1” thick.

Grade Product Characteristics Common Applications
ZL 1400Unmodified PET product, FDA compliantFood processing equipment
ZL 1400 TInternally lubricated bearing grade PET, reduced coefficient of friction, increased resistance to wearFood contact applications

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