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Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), more commonly known as Polyester, is a durable, tough thermoplastic with good chemical, high energy radiation, weather, wear and abrasion resistance.

PET-P material under the tradename of Ertalyte® is produced by proprietary resin grades made by Quadrant. Ertalyte® TX, an internally lubricated version of PET-P, provides a lower wear rate and coefficient of friction than unmodified PET or PBT, and enhanced wear and inertness over general purpose nylons (PA) or acetals (POM), Ertalyte® TX is an excellent replacement choice for internally lubricated materials such as Delrin® AF.

The combination of PET properties and internal lubrication make it ideal for machining high-wear-resistant parts that require no startup or running lubrication. Ertalyte® TX’s excellent performance in both high-pressure and high-velocity conditions makes it completely suitable for applications involving soft metal and plastic mating surfaces.

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At a Glance

Generic Name
PolyEthyleneTerephthalate Polyester

Available In
Sheet, Rod, Stock Shapes

Certifications
FDA Compliant

Brands
Ertalyte®, TX Lubricomp®, Sustadur®, PET TECADUR™, PET Zellamid ZL 1400T, Arnite, Lubricomp®

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Technical Information

Stock Products Applications Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet 0.75″ – 1″ TH Up to 24″ x 48″; CTS Natural
Rod 0.75″ – 2″ DIA Std. foot lengths; CTS Natural

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Applications

  • Bearings, bushings
  • Valve components, fiiller pistons
  • Manifolds
  • Wheels, rollers
  • Wear oads
  • Electrical components

Advantages

  • Good for both wet and dry environments
  • High strength and rigidity
  • Excellent stain resistance
  • Good wear resistance
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Better acid resistance than nylon or acetal

Grades

  • Unfilled
  • Lubricant filled
  • Glass filled
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