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 break (tensile test)12%@ 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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