Polyethylene terephthalate (PET-P)

PET-P is thermoplastic that exhibits high mechanical strength and rigidity. The material can afford a very high surface quality. At Induflex, we can both turn and mill your PET-P items.
Sheets and pieces of PET-P plastics in stock

What is PET-P?


PET-P stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a part-crystalline thermoplastic. Without additives, PET-P is a white plastic that comes in sheets and rods of many sizes.


PET-P should not be confused with the transparent plastic A-PET, the amorphous version of PET plastic. Read more about A-PET here.

 

Several companies produce PET-P, and the material is known under several brand names such as TECAPET®, TECADUR™ og Ertalyte®.

 

The characteristics and advantages of PET-P


PET-P has low water absorption, in combination with good chemical resistance, high toughness and rigidity, good slide ability and crimp rigidity. For these reasons, PET-P can have excellent surface quality.


PET-P cannot withstand hot water above 60 °C.

 

Additives in PET-P


Where increased slide ability is needed, PET-P can be modified with TF/TX (PTFE/Teflon®).


Teflon® acts as a lubricant in this case, increasing the material's slide ability. With added Teflon®, PET-P becomes grey rather than white.

CNC turned machine part in grey PET-P plastic

PET-P applications


PET-P is typically used in environments where high mechanical strength and rigidity are required, and where particular demands are made of dimension and surface quality.

 

Processing PET-P


We perform CNC turning and machining of your PET-P products.

 

Food-approved PET-P


If you order PET-P from Induflex, the standard material supplied is FCM.


If you have any questions about processing PET-P or your choice of material, please contact us.

Your full-line supplier

Induflex is your one-stop shop. We can accompany you on a journey from design, construction and production to assembly, packaging and distribution.

Your full-line supplier

Induflex is your one-stop shop. We can accompany you on a journey from design, construction and production to assembly, packaging and distribution.

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Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Induflex's industry technician deburring a turned part with four holes in white POM

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs) and vast experience producing food-approved plastics.

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Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Samples of PEHD plastics in blue, green, red, white and yellow colours

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