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PETg

Structure of Polyethylene
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.

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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
PatterncolourLight transmissionsizes0,50,711,52345681012
plainclear
3050x2050

100806025403020151210



2050x1250300250200150








Clear UV 2 side
3050x2050On special request

opal 504 UV 2 side40%3050x2050



604030




Tolerances PETg
Length+/- 2 mm
Width+/- 1 mm
Square3 mm
Thickness< 2,5 mm +/- 10%
> 2,5 mm +/- 5%
Difference between PETg and PET
PETgPET
More transparentCheaper than PETg
Extended thickness programmeFor flat applications
More easy to thermoformBetter chemical resistant

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