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


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Sheet, Rod, Tube
Grades: Molybdomen Disulphide Filled
Applications: Machine Bushes, Wear Pads & Machined Parts
Machining: Is readily machined using conventional tooling
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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