Application area: General industry Food industry

General facts

Polyethylene terephthalate

Shortening: PET-P

Color: White

Coloring options: Limited

Common uses: Beverage bottles, food containers, clothing fibers, gears, bobbins, hoods, bearings, etc.


PET plastic properties

Polyethylene terephthalate plastic has many uses since it possesses a unique set of properties that make it a preferred choice for various applications. Some of those properties are

  • lightweight yet strong
  • excellent clarity and gloss
  • low water absorption
  • low friction
  • chemical and solvent resistance
  • resistant to sun and UV radiation
  • recyclable and sustainable
  • food approved.


The limitations of PET plastic

  • Low impact resistance in criminal instructions.
  • Charged electrostatically, which means that dust and grease particles stick more easily to the material.
  • Tendency to skew (worse than PA, but better than PP).
  • Hydrolyte sensitive.
  • Large shape shrinkage if not fiberglass-filled.