PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate Glycol-modified)

PETG is your go-to compound if your product will be in contact with food or chemicals, or if it has to be thermoformed. Read more about PETG here.
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What is PETG?


PETG is PET modified with Glycol (hence the name PETG).


PETG is a transparent plastic that comes in many different variants, including UV-resistant and fire-retardant variants. PETG can also be supplied in special colours.


PETG is an amorphous type of plastic with good mechanical and optical characteristics.

 

PETG is known under the brand name VIVAK®.

 

In what shapes and dimensions can PETG be supplied?


PETG can be supplied in sheets of various dimensions – for more details, see our product range.

 

See range of PETG

 

Processing PETG


PETG sheets can be processed via a number of cutting techniques, which include laser or cutting plotter.


If you place an order for sheet cutting with Induflex, we can have your product ready for delivery within five working days.

 

PETG is highly stretchable and exhibits good results when thermoformed or bent.

Sheets of clear PET plastic on a black and white background

Characteristics of PETG


PETG is extremely impact-resistant, almost to the same extent as PC (polycarbonate). PETG has a good 88 % light transmission and can be supplied with UV-protection.


Compared with acrylic, PETG performs better when force is applied. In certain circumstances, more durable results can be achieved with thinner PETG sheets.


PETG has extraordinary chemical resistance and can withstand many chemical substances.


Read more about the characteristics of PETG in this data sheet.

 

Read data sheet

 

What can one use PETG for?


PETG has high chemical resistance. It is therefore helpful in environments which need frequent disinfection, such as within the medical sector.


PETG can be food-approved, so that certain PETG products can be in direct contact with food.


A typical use for PETG is in the form of security screens for machinery, shop display cabinets, containers and other items that will be in contact with food, as well as dispensers, orthopaedic and medical equipment.


Like PET, PETG is easy to recycle.

 

Alternatives to PETG?


PET: PETG is PET modified with glycol. The glycol has the effect of making PETG more flexible and thus better suited to moulded or formed objects. Both PET and PETG are easy to recycle.


PMMA: PETG is more shock-resistant than acrylic and therefore better able to cope with impacts.


Polycarbonate: PETG is more flexible than polycarbonate and can be more easily shaped.

 

In this table you will find density, light transmission and scratch resistance of the clear materials:

 

Properties Density Light transmission Scratch resistance
PMMA Extruded 1.19 g/cm3 92 % Good
PMMA Cast 1.19 g/cm3 92 % Very good
PC UV 1.2 g/cm3 87 - 91 % Good
PETG 1.27 g/cm3 88 % OK
PET 1.34 g/cm3 89 % OK

 

PETG from Induflex


We keep PETG in our warehouse for prompt delivery. We have several sizes and thicknesses and can process items cut from sheets of any size within five working days.


See the current stock and dimensions in our product range.

 

See range of PETG

 

Would you like to know more?


Are you interested in hearing more about PETG and its many uses? Or do you have specific requirements for a particular solution?


You are always welcome to get in touch! We will be happy to advise you about the choice of materials.

Get your order fast

When you order items for cutting from us, they are generally ready to dispatch within five days.

Get your order fast

When you order items for cutting from us, they are generally ready to dispatch within five days.

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