PET / Lion Engineering Plastics


Product names include Ertalyte®, Sustadur® PET, ZL® 1400, & TecaPET®

PET is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester, also known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It is characterized as having the best dimensional stability coupled with excellent wear resistance, a low coefficient of friction, high strength, and resistance to moderately acidic solutions. PET’s properties make it especially suitable for the manufacture of precision mechanical parts which are capable of sustaining high loads and enduring wear conditions. PET’s continuous service temperature is 210°F (100°C) and its melting point is almost 150°F higher than acetals. It retains significantly more of its original strength up to 180°F (85°C) than nylon or acetal.

As well, PET offers good chemical and abrasion resistance. Its low moisture absorption enables mechanical and electrical properties to remain virtually unaffected by moisture.

PET is FDA compliant in natural and black. Natural PET is also USDA, 3A-Dairy and Canada AG compliant. Because of PET’s compliances’, it is an excellent material for parts used in the food processing and equipment industries.

Material is produced in Sheet & Rod - Natural & Black as standard.

ASTM D-5927 TPES 02 (resin specification) Standard classification for Thermoplastic Polyester (TPES) molding and extrusion materials.

ASTM D-6261S - TPES0211 - Standard specification for extruded and compression-molded basic shapes made from Thermoplastic Polyester (TPES).

Complies with FDA regulations 21CFR 177.1630 for use in contact with food.

PET, Lubricated

Product names include Ertalyte® TX, Sustadur® PET TF, ZL® 1400T, & TecaPET® TF

This PET is an internally lubricated version of PET-P, providing enhanced wear and inertness over general purpose nylons(PA) and acetals(POM) products. Containing uniformly dispersed solid lubricant, lubricated PET-P provides a lower wear rate and coefficient of friction than unmodified polyesters like PET-P or PBT, and even internally lubricated materials like Delrin® AF Blend.  This unique material excels under both high pressure and velocity conditions. It is also ideally suited for applications involving soft metal and plastic mating surfaces.

Material is produced in Sheet & Rod.  PET-P Lubricated is light grey in color.  FDA compliant.

Meets ASTM D6261

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