PET, or polyethylene terephthalate (polyester), is a polymer that is obtained from para-xylene and ethylene. It can be processed using various methods, including injection, injection blow moulding, extrusion, and thermoforming.
It is a linear material, extremely tough and highly transparent, with strong resistance to wear, breakage, impacts, fire and chemical products. It is also 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly. When it is exposed to flame, it produces only a small amount of non-toxic fumes.
Types of PET
Its main applications include: