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PETG Characteristics

Easily formed, die-cut and punched, PETG is a solid choice for applications in which complex shapes, details, deep draws and compound curves are featured. This thermoplastic material can also be painted, silk screened or hot stamped.

Exceptionally durable, PETG offers engineers great design freedom and is suitable for many applications. With better impact strength than acrylic and lower cost than polycarbonate, PETG is the superior choice for many complex fabrications.

  • Durable and tough
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High impact strength
  • Good clarity
  • Easily formed, die-cut and punched

Applications for PETG

  • Covers
  • Guards
  • Electronics
  • Medical braces
  • Point-of-purchase and graphic displays
Property Metricunits Englishunits
General
Density1.26e3 - 1.28e3kg/m^30.0455 - 0.0462lb/ft^3
Mechanical
Yield Strength4.79e7 - 5.29e7Pa6.95 - 7.67ksi
Tensile Strength6e7 - 6.6e7Pa8.7 - 9.57ksi
Elongation1.02 - 1.18% strain102 - 118% strain
Hardness (Vickers)1.41e8 - 1.56e8Pa14.4 - 15.9HV
Impact Strength (un-notched)1.9e5 - 2e5J/m^290.4 - 95.2ft.lbf/in^2
Fracture Toughness2.11e6 - 2.54e6Pa/m^0.51.92 - 2.31ksi/in^0.5
Young's Modulus2.01e9 - 2.11e9Pa0.292 - 0.30610^6 psi
Thermal
Max Service Temperature51 - 64°C124 - 147°F
Melting Temperature81 - 91°C178 - 196°F
Insulator or ConductorInsulatorInsulator
Specific Heat Capability1.47e3 - 1.53e3J/kg °C0.352 - 0.366BTU/lb. °F
Thermal Expansion Coefficient1.2e-4 - 1.23e-4strain/°C66.8 - 68.1µstrain/°F
Eco
CO2 Footprint3.22 - 3.56kg/kg3.22 - 3.56lb/lb
RecyclableYesYes