PETG is a thermoplastic polyester that provides excellent toughness, chemical resistance and is easy to thermoform. PETG fabricates well using processes like die cutting, drilling, routing, bending and polishing. It bonds easily using solvents or adhesives. With its low forming temperature, PETG can be readily vacuum and pressure-formed as well as heat bent. And, it can be silk screened using a variety of inks.
PETG is a high-impact, co-polyester material, but it does not hold up well in outdoor applications unless UV resistant stabilizers are added. Because of its soft surface, it is also vulnerable to scratching in high contact environments.
PETG is FDA compliant, so it can be used in medical and food applications. In medical applications, it stands up to radiation and chemical sterilization techniques without changing color.
PETG is used in a variety of signage, packaging, industrial and medical applications:
- Point-of-purchase and graphic displays
- Medical braces
Midland stocks PETG in sheets:
Sizes – Thicknesses of from .020-inch to .500-inch. Sheets in two sizes, 48 by 96 inches and 60 by 96 inches.
Colors – Clear, tint and opaque.
Coatings – Available as a special order item. Please contact Midland for more information.