This white thermoplastic is used, for example, in the manufacture of gears, covers, bearings and bobbins. It has limited coloring possibilities and is available as PET-nature and PET-TX.
Polyethylene terephthalate (abbreviation PET) has properties similar to POM. We offer PET in plates, rods and tubes. PET is available in both semi-crystalline and amorphous versions. The semi-crystalline variant is PET-P and can be supplied with or without lubricant. Amorphous PET is in the form of PET-G and is transparent and has poorer mechanical properties and is preferably used as windows, protection, machine covers, etc.
The semi-crystalline PET material offers high wear resistance and is among the best semi-crystalline materials within standard construction plastics that have the best wear resistance. We also offer PET + lubricant (PET TX) and have lower friction and are suitable as wheels with lower surface pressure as well as sliding strips, shoes, etc. PET TX is slightly greyish in colour.
PET has good creep properties, dimensional stability and low moisture absorption. PET is well suited where POM does not work due to wear resistance. Good properties to keep tight tolerances. The Ra value during processing offers food-approved applications with requirements of Ra 0.8.
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