Polyethylene terephthalate, commonly referred to as PETG or PET-G, is a thermoplastic polyester with outstanding chemical resistance, durability, and excellent manufacturing formability. Due to the low forming temperature, PETG can be easily vacuum and pressure formed as well as heat-bent formed. This makes it very popular for consumer and commercial applications involving 3D printing or other thermoforming manufacturing techniques. Additionally, PETG is well suited for manufacturing techniques such as die cutting, routing and bending.
PETG has applications in a range of industries due to being resistant to heat, impact, and solvents. It is widely used for packaging (both commercial retail and medical), advertising displays, and electronic insulators.
Although PETG is naturally transparent, it can easily change color during processing. In addition, The biggest disadvantage of PETG is that the raw material is not UV-resistant. UV light weakens the plastic considerably.
PETG has good sheet processing performance, low material cost and extremely wide range of uses, such as vacuum forming, folding boxes, and printing.
Due to its ease of thermoforming and chemical resistance, PETG has a variety of uses. It is commonly used in single-use and reusable drinking bottles, edible oil containers, and FDA-compliant food storage containers. However, PETG packaging materials can also be used in the entire medical field. PETG's rigid structure allows it to withstand harsh sterilization processes, making it the perfect material for medical implants as well as pharmaceutical and medical device packaging.
PETG is an excellent material for 3D printing, and with its good processability and low material cost, it is quickly becoming a customer favorite. PETG screen printing easily has excellent layer adhesion and is odorless when printing. PETG also has very low shrink properties, allowing larger prints than materials such as PLA or ABS. At the same time, PETG sheets are very strong and have very good chemical resistance. This enables the PETG sheet to withstand high temperatures during printing, which is in line with food safety applications and applications in some special industries.
PETG plastic is often the material of choice for point-of-sale stands and other retail displays. Because PETG sheet is easy to manufacture in a variety of shapes and colors, businesses often use PETG material to create eye-catching signage that attracts customers. Additionally, PETG is easy to print, making custom complex images an affordable option.
With improved heat resistance, PETG molecules do not collect together as easily as with PET, which lowers the melting point and inhibits crystallization. This means that PETG sheets can be used for thermoforming, 3D printing, and other higher temperature applications without losing their properties.
PETG or PET-G sheet is a thermoplastic polyester that delivers significant chemical resistance, durability, and formability for manufacturing.
As each adhesive has distinct strengths and weaknesses, we will analyze them individually, find out the best use cases, and outline how you can use each of these adhesives with the PETG sheet.
PETG sheets are perfectly amenable to mechanical processing, good for stamping, and can be connected by welding (welding rods from special PETG are used), or gluing. PETG sheets' light transmission can be up to 90%, making it an excellent and cost-effective replacement for Plexiglass, especially in means of manufacturing products that require molding, welding connections, or a lot of machining.
PETG has outstanding thermoforming characteristics for applications that require deep draws, complex die-cuts, and precisely molded-in details, without sacrificing structural integrity.
Huisu Qinye Plastic Group offers PETG sheets in a number of different formulations and gauges for any number of applications.
Due to its easy thermoforming and chemical resistance, PETG sheet has many usages. The rigid structure of PETG means that it can survive harsh sterilization processes, which makes it an ideal substance for medical implants as well as packaging for pharmaceutical and medical devices.
PETG sheet is an excellent material to use in modern 3D printers and is quickly becoming a favorite among the community as it becomes more accessible. It also has very low shrinkage properties. At the same time, it's extremely strong and has great chemical resistance. This allows it to print objects that can sustain high temperatures, food-safe applications, and exceptional impact. And PETG sheet is often the material of choice for point-of-sale stands and other retail displays.
Since it's easy to manufacture in a wide range of shapes and colors, businesses often turn to PETG sheets for eye-catching signage that attracts customers. Plus, the added benefit of PETG sheets' easy printing helps make customized, intricate imagery an affordable option.