TECAPET natural

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 colors available
1,38 g/cm3

Main Features

  • very good chemical resistance
  • resistent to cleaning agents
  • excellent wear properties
  • excellent strength and stiffness
  • low moisture absorption
  • improved surface hardness
  • resistance against high energy radiation

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Tensile strength at yield10,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    470,000psiASTM D 638
    Elongation at break12%@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Flexural strength15,500psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    470,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Impact strength (Izod)0.53ftlbsin@ 73 °FASTM D 256
    Rockwell hardness93-@ 73 °F, M scaleASTM D 785
    Wear rate210*10-10in3minftlbshrAgainst Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpmASTM D 3702
    Coefficient of friction0.19%StaticASTM D 3702
    Coefficient of friction0.25%Dynamic, 40 psi, 50 fpmASTM D 3702
    Elongation at yield4%@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Rockwell hardness125-@ 73 °F, R scaleASTM D 785
    Compression strength3,600psi@ 73 °FASTM D 695
    Compression strength14,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 695
    Compression modulus345,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 695
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Heat distortion temperature240F@ 66 psiASTM D 648
    Heat distortion temperature175F@264 psiASTM D 648
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)3.9*10^-5 in/in / degreASTM D 696
    Service temperature320FIntermittent-
    Service temperature230FLong Term-
    Specific heat0.28butlbf-
    Thermal conductivity2.01BTU-in/hr-ft^2 - deg-
    Melting temperature490F-
  • Electrical properties
    Electrical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Volume resistivity1015O*cmASTM D 257
    Dielectric strength400V/milASTM D 149
    Dielectric constant3.4%@ 60 Hz, 73 °F, 50% RHASTM D 150
    Dissipation factor0.02%@ 60 Hz, 73 °FASTM D 150
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Moisture absorption0.04%@ 24 hrs, 73 °FASTM D 570
    Moisture absorption0.50%@ saturation, 73 °FASTM D 570

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