PET polyester white

TECAPET PET polyester from Ensinger is specially formulated to provide improved toughness, and enhanced machinability. This PET polyester also offers excellent sliding and wear properties, and a low coefficent of friction. TECAPET's superior chemical resistance, non staining characteristics, and distinct lack of centerline porosity, makes it a desirable material for a variety of applications especially in the food industry that might involve solvents, cleaning chemicals, or direct food contact.



Chemical designation
PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)
Alternative colours available
1,36 g/cm3

Main Features

  • very high strength
  • good chemical resistance
  • good weldable and bondable
  • easy to polish
  • good slide and wear properties
  • electrically insulating
  • good machinability
  • high toughness

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    3100MPa1mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength79MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield79MPa50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield5%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test)10%50mm/minDIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength121MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    3200MPa2mm/min, 10 NDIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength19/35/83MPa1% / 2% / 5%EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus2700MPa5mm/min, 10 NEN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy)81kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy)4kJ/m2max. 7,5JDIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness175MPaISO 2039-1
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Glass transition temperature81CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Melting temperature244CDIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature170Cshort termNN
    Service temperature110Clong termNN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)810-5*1/K23-60°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)1010-5*1/K23-100°C, long.DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal conductivity0.31W/(k*m)ISO 22007-4:2008
    Specific heat1.2J/(g*K)ISO 22007-4:2008
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    surface resistivity1014ODIN IEC 60093
    volume resistivity1014O*cmDIN IEC 60093
    Resistance to tracking (CTI)600VDIN EN 60112
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitParameterNorm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases---
    Flammability (UL94)HB-corresponding toDIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to weathering--NN
    Water absorption0.02 / 0.03%24h / 96h (23°C)DIN EN ISO 62

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