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Polyethylene terephthalate ( Polyester, PET, PETP ) - Fibre   -   Material Information


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We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Fabric Fibre Film Granule Laminate Mesh Metallised Film Monofilament Powder
Fabric Fibre Film Granule Laminate Mesh Metallised Film Monofilament Powder
Rod Sheet
Rod Sheet
Common Brand Names:
Arnite, Dacron, Hostaphan, Impet, Melinar, Melinex, Mylar, Rynite, Terylene, Trevira
 
General Description:  

General Description: The most common thermoplastic polyester, this polymer is often called just "polyester". This often causes confusion - not only is the chemically similar PBT also a (thermoplastic) polyester, the most common resin system used in GRP is also a polyester system - and also often called just "polyester". (In this latter case, however, the polyesters are chemically unsaturated and are "free-radical polymerised" into a thermoset).

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.

It is widely known in the form of biaxially oriented and thermally stabilised films usually referred to by their main brand names Mylar, Melinex or Hostaphan. Strictly speaking, these names should be used only for this type of film whose properties are different from, and in several respects superior to, those of "ordinary" PET film.

These "Mylar®-type" films are used for capacitators, graphics, film base and recording tapes etc. PET is also used for fibres for a very wide range of textile and industrial uses (Dacron®, Trevira®, Terylene®). Other applications include bottles and electrical components.

   
 

   

Technical Data for   Polyethylene-terephthalate


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ES305710Polyethylene terephthalate Fibre,    
Tex Number:3.3, Filament diameter:0.014mm, Number of filaments:15, Condition:Medium Tenacity
ES305720Polyethylene terephthalate Fibre,    
Tex Number:7.4, Filament diameter:0.017mm, Number of filaments:24, Condition:High Tenacity
ES305730Polyethylene terephthalate Fibre,    
Tex Number:110, Filament diameter:0.023mm, Number of filaments:192, Condition:High Tenacity
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Properties for Polyethylene terephthalate Fibre

Property Value
Material Medium High tenacity
Density g cm-3 1.39 1.39
Extension to break % 36 13-16
Modulus GPa 9-11
Specific Modulus cN/tex 700-800
Shrinkage @100C % 4 1.5-6
Specific Tenacity cN/tex 36 70-80

We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Fabric Fibre Film Granule Laminate Mesh Metallised Film Monofilament Powder
Fabric Fibre Film Granule Laminate Mesh Metallised Film Monofilament Powder
Rod Sheet
Rod Sheet

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