PETG Resin

PETG Resin Properties & Uses

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MaterialPETG
Chemical NamePolyethylene Terephthalate (Polyester with Glycol Additive)
StructureAmphorous
OpacityClear or Opaque
StrengthRigid Stable
Specific Gravity1.38
Shrinkage.2% to .6%
Melting Point500° F
 Deflection Temperature157° F
Service Temperature156° F

Applications

PETG resin is a thermoplastic polymer commonly used as an insulator in electrical applications. Other common applications are:

  • Thermoformed Plastic Clamshells
  • Cosmetic Packaging
  • Blister Packaging
  • Food Trays
AdvantagesPETG resin can be treated to be flame retardant to make it non-combustible. Other advantages of this engineering resin include:

  • Solvent-Resistant
  • Heat-Resistant
  • Shock-Resistant
  • Mechanically Strong
  • No Taste or Odor
  • Durable to Temps as Low as -20° F
  • Excellent Clarity
  • 100% Recyclable
  • Removes Hazing Effect Seen During Heating
  • Prevents Undesirable Crystallization
  • Transforms Outer Walls into a Softer & More Pliable Material for Improved Grip
Disadvantages
  • Softer Outer Walls can be More Susceptible to Scratches, UV Light Damage and Cannot be Autoclaved