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PlasticsPolyethylene terephthalate (PET/PETP)


Polyethylene terephthalate (PET/PETP) is a thermoplastic from the polyester family.

Structure and properties:

Polyethylene terephthalate is formed by polymer condensation of the monomers terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol.

  • High break resistance
  • High dimensional stability
  • Low impact strength
  • Good sliding and wear properties
  • Low water absorption

Areas of application:

consumer goods, household goods sector, packaging sector, electrical sector, lighting sector, apparatus construction, deep-drawn parts, refrigerator linings, compartments, containers, covers, housings for household appliances

Semi finished products and material properties:

PET material properties
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