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Material Information

Ertalyte® TX PET-P is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer based on the polyethylene terephthalate (PET-P). PET-P in general is known to have the best dimensional stability, excellent wear resistance, a low coefficient of friction, high strength and rigidity, excellent stain resistance, good chemical and abrasion resistance, and resistance to moderately acidic solutions. Because of its low moisture absorption rate, PET-P’s mechanical and electrical properties are virtually unaffected by moisture. The characteristic that sets Ertalyte® TX PET-P apart is its uniformly dispersed lubricant. This provides Ertalyte® TX PET-P with better wear and inertness over nylon and acetal products, and also a lower wear rate and lower coefficient of friction than unmodified polyesters such as PET-P or PBT. These characterstics make Ertalyte® TX PET-P ideal for use in applications that involve high pressure and velocity conditions. It also makes a good replacement in applications involving soft metal and plastic mating surfaces to reduce noise and wear better. Ertalyte® TX PET-P is available in an FDA approved light grey color in the form of rod and plate.


  • Food processing
  • Equipment industries
  • Water and soft drink bottles
  • Process and test equipment manifolds
  • Carousels
  • Filter tracks
  • Rings, disks, rollers
  • Fuel pump components
  • Printing equipment


  • Superior dimensional stability
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • Stain resistant
  • FDA compliant


PhysicalAstm Test MethodPET-P Lubricated (Ertalyte®-TX)
Density (lb/in^3)D7920.052
Specific GravityD7921.44
Water Absorption @ 24 hours (%)D5700.06
Tensile Strength (PSI)D63811,000
Tensile Modulus (PSI)D638500,000
Tensile Elongation at Break (%)D6385
Flexural Strength (PSI)D79016,000
Flexural Modulus (PSI)D790460,000
Compressive Strength (PSI)D69515,250
Compressive Modulus (PSI)D695400,000
Izod Impact (Notched), ft-lb/inD2560.4
Rockwell HardnessD785M94
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,
Heat Deflection Temperature 264 psi, ºFD648180
Melting Point, °FD3418491
Continous Service Temp (Operating), °F210
Thermal Conductivity, BTU-in/hr-ft² °FF4331.9
Flammability RatingUL94HB
Dielectric Strength, Short Term,
(Volts/Mil) @ .125″ Thick
Volume Resistivity (ohm/square)D257>10^13
Dielectric Constant at 60HZD150
Dissipation Factor at 60HZD150

Disclosure: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.


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