Polyethylene Terephthalate or Polyester (PET) is a thermoplastic polymer with a wide range of applications in both commercial and consumer settings. PET plastic provides excellent chemical resistance, durability, and resilience, making it a popular choice for applications across many industries. At Polymershapes, we offer a wide selection of PET sheets, films, rods, and tubes in amorphous, crystalline, or a mixture of both forms to suit the unique needs of our customers. We have the materials and expertise required to ensure your success.
Unique Properties of Polyester (PET)
Polyester is a highly versatile plastic material with a unique set of properties. Its high strength and rigidity make it ideal for close tolerance parts, while its excellent stain resistance and wear resistance make it suitable for multiple applications. PET plastic also offers better acid resistance than other commonly used plastics such as nylon or acetal. This makes PET an ideal choice for both wet and dry environments, as well as a variety of settings ranging from industrial manufacturing of food processing equipment and precision mechanical parts.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is available in various colors, including clear, hazy, white, and natural so that you can find the perfect material for your project. It’s also available in different sizes and grades, including:
- General Purpose
- Print Grade
- Heat Stabilized
- Hardcoat 1 side
- Slip Treated
Whether you need polyester plastic for printing applications, heat-stabilized parts, or any other purpose, you can count on its superior performance and durability.
Wide Range of Applications
PET plastic has a wide range of custom fabrication and manufacturing applications across various industries.
- Its high strength and durability make it ideal for use in bearings and bushings, where it can provide reliable performance under heavy loads and extreme temperatures.
- Polyester is also commonly used in chemical processing to handle corrosive liquids and gases without contaminating the environment or compromising container integrity.
- Additionally, PET is perfectly suited for die cutters due to its hygienic properties and resistance to cracking at the cutter interface, making it an ideal material for food and beverage preparation and processing.
- PET is also employed in machine shops as gears, milling tools, mining equipment, wear strips, and more.
Whether you need new parts or want to replace worn ones, polymer plastic is well-suited for these demanding tasks thanks to its superior durability, strength, and resistance to wear. Ultimately, polyester truly shines as a highly versatile material that can be customized to fit any application or industry.