Polyethylene terephthalate glycol (or PETG) is a thermoplastic polyester known for its strength, resilience to chemicals, and low thermoform temperature. PETG is a derivative of PET plastic (the most commonly used plastic in the world) and is formed by adding glycol to the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) chemical formula. PETG is significantly more durable than PET plastic.Because of its strength, durability, and relative low cost, PETG is a common material for reusable and one-time use water bottles as well as storage bottles in laboratory and medical settings
Since it can be formed and molded at a temperature lower than that of comparable materials, PETG is an excellent material for vacuum forming, pressure forming, and PETG fabrication, especially in intricate product designs that require complex cuts or deep draws.
Because of its high susceptibility to weathering, PETG is not typically used in outdoor applications. And because it can scratch relatively easily, it is not ideal for high contact or high traffic environments.
For PETG distribution and sales, the material is typically sold by the sheet and is cut to size. PETG is available in a variety of thicknesses, colors, and opacities as well. If you’re in need of PETG or PETG fabrication, contact the JC Finley team to get started.