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For over three decades, Emco Industrial Plastics has been a leading distributor and fabricator of plastic sheets, rods, and tubing & shapes. We offer a wide range of raw plastic materials and plastic machining and fabrication services—including CNC machining, plastic welding, and bonding—to produce custom parts and products tailored to our customers’ unique applications. We can perform laser cutting, thermoforming, oven bending, drilling, and other CNC machining services. Regardless of your plastic needs, our expert engineering team will work closely with you to ensure your custom solution has the right design, material, and size specifications.

Polyethylene terephthalate polyester (PET-P) is a high strength, resilient, and dimensionally stable thermoplastic polyester that demonstrates good resistance to general wear, moisture, and moderate acid solutions. Its high melting point also makes it a suitable material for producing precision parts. Additionally, PET-P is used in manufacturing as parts for the food, beverage and pharma industries. The material is available in different formulations and forms, each of which exhibits different advantageous characteristics and best use cases.

What Are the Benefits of PET-P?

When used in plastic parts and components, PET-P demonstrates several manufacturing advantages. In addition to its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, the material holds its shape well after being extensively machined. Applications that demand dimensional stability and FDA compatibility to food and beverages benefit greatly from the use of PET-P

In general, PET-P offers:

  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Excellent stain resistance
  • Good wear resistance
  • High strength and rigidity
  • Low moisture absorption

Altogether, these qualities make the material ideal for a wide range of applications.

For companies looking for a greener alternative to other plastic materials, PET-P is a good choice due to its high recyclability. As a thermoplastic, PET-P, once heated past its high melting point, re-liquefies. This quality allows manufacturers to remold the material into new products. For products not sent to recycling centers (such as water bottles that people throw into the trash instead of recycling), the inertness of the material eliminates the risk of leaching and biological degradation. Additionally, PET-P products can be crushed flat to take up less space in the landfill.

Applications of PET-P

PET-P finds application in a variety of industries, including

  • Food and beverage processing
  • General industrial
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation

Contact Emco Industrial Plastics for Your PET-P Needs!

At Emco Industrial Plastics, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and services at competitive prices with fast turnaround. Whether you need raw materials or fabricated and machined parts, we can satisfy your plastic needs. To learn more about our PET-P offerings or discuss the specifications of your next plastic part project, contact us or request a quote today.

 

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Types of PET-P

Sustadur PET

Sustadur® PET thermoplastic polyester products are semi-crystalline materials that offer good wear resistance along with a combination of excellent thermal stability and chemical resistance.

Sustadur PET
Tecapet

Tecapet®PET is an unreinforced, semicrystalline thermoplastic polyester derived from polyethylene terephthalate. Its excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, high flexural modulus, and superior dimensional stability make it a versatile material for designing mechanical and electro-mechanical parts.

Tecapet
Tecapet TF

Tecapet® TF is a material featuring an added solid lubricant with extremely good sliding friction properties which can also be used in the food processing sector.

Tecapet TF

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