INTRODUCTION

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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a hard, stiff, strong, dimensionally stable material that absorbs very little water. It has good gas barrier properties and good chemical resistance except to alkalis (which hydrolyse it). Its crystallinity varies from amorphous to fairly high crystalline; it can be highly transparent and colourless but thicker sections are usually opaque and off-white.

4PET® is the registered trade mark for Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) compounds produced by 4PLAS, we offer a wide range of PET compounds which also includes post consumer value added recycled grades. These cost effective products give competitive advantages not only in material costs but also in environmental regulations and commitments.

PROPERTIES

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4PET® compounds offer the following key properties:

  • Excellent stiffness and hardness
  • Good mechanical strength
  • Good creep and fatigue behaviour
  • Very good thermal stability
  • Excellent flammability resistance
  • Good electrical properties
  • High wear resistance and low friction
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Excellent flow and processing properties
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Very good surface finish

PRODUCTS

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With the addition of a wide range of modifiers, stabilisers, speciality additives and customised colours, 4PET® can be compounded as:

For individual grades or to search using a wide range of criteria please use our interactive material selector.

Our standard range is comprehensive, however should you not find what you are looking for within the data available on this website, we offer Custom Compounds to suit the requirements of specific applications.

If you would like advice on selecting suitable materials, or you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us and one of our team will be pleased to assist you.