Durable. Virtually Unbreakable. Affordable.
Easily formable polyethylene terephthalate glycol or PET-G is a thermoplastic polyester that provides significant chemical resistance, durability, and easy manufacturing. PETG can be easily vacuumed and pressure-formed as well as heat-bent thanks to its low forming temperatures. Additionally, PETG is well-suited for fabrication techniques like die cutting, routing, and bending.
The Benefits of PETG PlasticPETG is both as strong and cost-effective as compared to either acrylic or polycarbonate. Its unique characteristics make it preferable for impact-resistant glazing and high strength display units. Suitable for digital printing, PETG lends itself to product materials, displays, and signage. It is NOT suitable for outdoor use.
Fully recyclable like acrylic, PETG is subject to multiple uses, for food, soft drink, and liquid beverage containers. Thermo- and vacuum-formable like acrylic, PETG tolerates a tremendous amount of pressure without cracking. Naturally clear, PETG takes color easily during processing. It is available injection molded or like acrylic, extruded as sheets.
PETG's damage resistance is far higher than that of acrylic, to the point that it rivals the impact resistance of polycarbonate; however, PETG fabricates easily, making it an easy material for both practitioners and professional fabricators.
What is PETG Used For?Thanks to its easy thermoforming and chemical resistance, PETG is commonly used in water, juice, and soft drink bottles, cooking oil containers, and FDA-compliant food storage containers. However, PETG is also found across the medical field; its rigid structure helps survive harsh sterilization processes, making it a perfect material to be used in medical implants and pharmaceutical and medical device packaging.
PETG is an excellent material to use in modern 3D printers. PETG filament provides easy plastic printing, yet, does not compromise on overall strength and rigidity once the plastic is allowed to harden.
Diving deeper, PETG plastic is often the material of choice of point-of-sale stands. Easy to manufacture in a wide range of shapes and colors, businesses often turn to the material for eye-catching signage that attracts customers. Plus, the added benefit of easy printing helps make customized, intricate imagery an affordable option.