Polyethyleneterephthlate (PET)

Polyethyleneterephthlate (PET)

Description

PET stock shapes are of the semi crystalline type and have a high level of hardness, rigidity and stability with excellent sliding properties and low sliding abrasion. Because of its good creep resistance, low level of moisture absorption and excellent dimensional stability, the material is ideally suited for complex parts with the highest demands on dimension stability and surface finish. For the reasons mentioned above, only the semi crystalline type is suitable for sliding applications.
The wear resistance and sliding properties of PET-GL have been improved compared to pure PET by adding a special, homogeneously distributed solid lubricating agent.
The main benefits of PET are
  1. High stability, rigidity and hardness.
  2. Very good creep resistance and dimension stability.
  3. Very less sliding friction and sliding abrasion.
  4. Resistance to hydrolysis
  5. Physiologically safe
  6. Excellent stain resistance
  7. Better resistance to acids than PA & POM
  8. Good electrical insulating properties
  9. Resistant to high energy radiation (Gamma & X-rays)
  10. Colors:PET (natural, black), PET-GL light grey
    PET has excellent sliding properties, very good wear resistance and, in combination with its other properties, is an excellent material for highly loaded sliding applications, This also applies to applications where high levels of humidity or wetness are expected.
    Applications: ratchet wheels, bushes, gears, sliding elements, insulators, casing parts, counter components, precision bearings, cam disks etc etc,