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PET Material Properties - Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET Material Summary

Polyethelene terepthalate or PET, is commonly seen as the plastic soda bottle or as polyester in the textile industry. PET is lightweight, strong and shatterproof. It is also chemically resistant which makes it ideal for food containers, pacifiers and bottles. PET is not UV stable.

PET injection moulded plastic

The information above has been collected through standardised tests  (ASTM International) and serves only as a rough guide for material selection. 

PET Material Properties

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