General structure of Polyethylene terephthalate family
Displays, moulds, lettering, orthopaedic parts, toys, dispensing machines, cycling helmets, protective visors, containers....these are just some of the products that can be made from these sheets. Their main characteristics are their easy processing and resistance to impact and chemical agents, as well as their transparency and ductility.
These characteristics mean PETg sheets can be easily fabricated, bent when cold (up to 2 mm in thickness) and even cut using a laser beam.
They come in different thicknesses and can be manufactured in different colours (like the present opal) and are available with anti-UV treatment or patterns.
PETg is known as glycolised polyester. The "G" represents glycol modifiers, which are incorporated mainly to minimize brittleness of polyethylene terephthalate (PET or APET).
PETg is an amorphous plastic, meaning the polymer molecules are not aligned or ordered within the material. It is produced in a roll calendaring process similar to that used to make standard PVC. As a result, PETG has many features similar to PVC with similar temperature resistance and durability. PETG has found a market where customers are looking to produce "environmentally" friendly product.
PETg and PET are 100 % recyclable.
PETg is often used in applications where thermoformability is required.
|PETg extruded sheets Product Range>||Sheets per pallet thickness in mm|
|Clear UV 2 side||3050x2050||On special request|
|opal 504 UV 2 side||40%||3050x2050||60||40||30|
|Length||+/- 2 mm|
|Width||+/- 1 mm|
|Thickness||< 2,5 mm +/- 10%|
> 2,5 mm +/- 5%
|Difference between PETg and PET|
|More transparent||Cheaper than PETg|
|Extended thickness programme||For flat applications|
|More easy to thermoform||Better chemical resistant|