PET Polyester: Versatile & Ideal For Coatings

Key Features of PET Polyester" 

  • Good chemical resistance
  • Hydrophobic
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Good tensile strength


History
PET is the most common thermoplastic polymer in the polyester family. The first US commercial polyester fiber production was completed in 1953 by DuPont™ under the name Dacron®. It is the same polymer resin utilized in the plastic bottle industry.  

Composition
PET is produced in a melt spun and drawing process. The three processes utilized in the production of PET fiber are polymerization, melt-spinning, and drawing or hot stretching the fibers based upon their elongation requirements.


FIBER-LINE® Enhancing Processes
 for PET:


FIBER-LINE® PET Polyester
 Products:


Manufacturers
Fiber-Line® works with a variety of PET Polyester suppliers

Common Types & Deniers
High Tenacity
Standard Shrink
Low Shrink
Ultra-low shrink
Deniers:  50-3000

PET Polyester Fiber Bare Fiber Performance

Abrasion Resistance
Yarn on Yarn Abrasion
Ultraviolet (UV) Resistance
Flame Resistance
Chemical Resistance (Acid)
Chemical Resistance (Alkali)
Chemical Resistance (Organic Solvent)

PET Polyester Fiber Data

High Tenacity

Property UOM Value
Breaking Tenacity g/d 9.3
Specific Gravity Ratio 1.38
Elongation @ Break % 14.6
Tensile Modules g/d 120
Moisture Regain* % 0.4
Creep** % 1.0 - 12.0
Skrinkage*** % 8.0 - 15.0
Melt Point 256

Low Shrink

Property UOM Value
Breaking Tenacity g/d 8.4
Specific Gravity Ratio 1.38
Elongation @ Break % 19.5
Tensile Modules g/d 70
Moisture Regain* % 0.4
Creep** % 1.0 - 12.0
Skrinkage*** % 3.0 - 8.0
Melt Point 256

* Equilibrium moisture regain @ 55% RH    ** Creep @ 40%-58% ultimate tensile strength    *** Shrinkage in dry air @ 177 C for 30 minutes


This data is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute a specification. FIBER-LINE makes no warranty, express or implied, that the product conforms to these values. Contact your FIBER-LINE representative for exact product details which conform to your specific requirements.