PET Resin

PET Resin Characteristics & Uses

PET Resin Applications:

Plastic Molded Concepts can use PET Resin for a wide variety of molding services, including: 

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PET Resin Material Data Sheet

Chemical NamePolyethylene Terephthalate (Polyester)
OpacityClear or Opaque
StrengthRigid Stable
Specific Gravity1.34
Shrinkage2.1% to 2.5%
Melting Point482°F
Deflection Temperature158°F-176°F
Service Temperature165°F
ApplicationsPET resin is the world’s most common packaging choice for food and beverages. Other common applications for this engineering resin are:

  • Highly-Stressed Engineering Parts

  • Structural Automotive Components

  • Electrical Connectors

  • Alternator Housings

  • Motor Housings

  • Pump Housings

  • Switches

  • Hand Tools

AdvantagesPET resin is a clear, strong and lightweight plastic belonging to the polyester family. Other PET resin advantages are:

  • Lightweight

  • High Stiffness & Strength

  • Good Heat Aging Performance


  • Not Suitable for Hot Water Service

  • Post-Mold Warpage & Stress Cracking is Possible

  • Slow Cycle Times