Straight Talk

Polyester

 

Chemical Name: Polyethylene Terephthalate (Polyester)
   
Abbreviation: PETP
   
Common/ Trade Names: Mylar®, Arnite®
   
Properties:  

*Colour

Off White.

*Form

Sheet, Rod, Tube
   
Grades: Molybdomen Disulphide Filled
   
Applications: Machine Bushes, Wear Pads & Machined Parts
   
Machining: Is readily machined using conventional tooling
   
Types:  
   
Advantages: Is a hard, stiff and strong materialDimensionally stable with a low percentage of moisture pick up.
   
Disadvantages: Can be brittle so applications where impact loading occurs can be a problem. Does not perform well in dusty environments.
   
Chemical Resistance Moderate resistance to acids in concentrated form. Resistant to dilute acids.Good resistance to alcohols, but poor resistance to Alkalis
   
   

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