Polyethylene terephthalateglycol. This polyester plastic is the middle ground between PMMA and PC. It is crystal clear and has good vacuum shape properties.
Its heat resistance is limited, as it is lower than that of PMMA and PC. PETG is self-extinguishing and suited for direct contact with foodstuffs. A drawback is its susceptibility to scratches, just like PC.
Properties PETG plastic
PETG is known for its unique combination of excellent vacuum forming and mechanical properties. This technical type of plastic finds its middle ground between PMMA and PC. The crystal-clear plastic type is self-extinguishing and suitable for direct contact with food.
- Strong plastic type
- High impact resistance
- Good vacuum forming properties
- Suitable for contact with foodstuffs
- Density: between 1.20 - 1.30 g / cm3, depending on the composition
Applictations PETG plastic
As with PC, the scratch sensitivity of PETG plastic is one of its disadvantages. The heat resistance is also limited because it is lower than that of PMMA and PC
PETG is therefore excellently suited for various precision operations and various applications. This high-quality plastic is widely used in, for example, graphic industries or the food industry. For example:
- Transparent displays
- Vending machines Shop
- Interior Machine parts
It is particularly suitable as a plastic material in direct contact with food or for use as a fire-retardant material.
Do you want to know more about PETG plastic processing at BKB Precision?
Contact us without obligation and we’ll be happy to inform you of all the possibilities of high performance PETG plastic for your product. Use the contact form or call us on +31 (0)40 267 01 01. We’d be delighted to share with you our passion and expertise for precision plastics processing.
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