APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate)

APET films are rigid films that are formed from amorphous polyethylene terephthalate.

APET films are known for their excellent transparency, light processing, and great barrier properties.

Markets / Industries: Graphics / Print, Food and Beverage, Packaging, Medical Device / Diagnostic Strips, Printed Electronics

These characteristics make this plastic ideal for the packaging, food and beverage, and medical industries.

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Product Description

APET (Amorphous-Polyethylene Terephathalate) films are thermal, rigid plastics that belong to the polyester product family. PolymerFilms offers a full line of APET film products from world-leading producers like Nan Ya Plastics and Primex Plastics Corporation. It offers an unsurpassed gloss and transparency, providing crystal clear visibility. It is known to be a glossy, clear material and can come with an anti-fog finish. APET is known for its excellent chemical resistance and its toughness. Other features include superior impact strength, deep foaming capabilities, and its gas and water barrier properties.

APET film is non-toxic and recyclable, making it extremely environmentally friendly. It is commonly seen in the Food and Beverage & Graphics / Print industries, but works well in many other applications as well. Other uses of APET include packaging boxes, stationery, face shields, vacuum forming, fold molding, high-frequency sealing, and more.

Product Applications

  • Packaging boxes
  • Stationary
  • Face shields
  • Vacuum forming
  • Fold molding
  • High-frequency sealing
  •  Clam shells
  • Box folding
  • Toy packaging
  • Dental packaging

Product Options

Available Gauges Available Forms
.001mm – .030mm Sheet, Roll

Conversion Abilities

  • Slitting
  • Sheeting
  • Guillotining
  • Annealing
  • Custom Packaging & Labeling


  • Clear

Finishes / Textures

  • Gloss / Gloss

Product Properties

Excellent chemical barriers

Grease, fat, and oil resistant

Good heat resistance

Good impact resistance

Can become hazy or brittle if overheated

Excellent transparency

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