PET (Polyester Terephthalate)

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film is a thermoplastic polymer that can be amorphous, crystalline, or a mixture of both depending on how it’s processed.

Markets / Industries: Graphics / Print, Printed Electronics, Medical Device / Diagnostic Strips, Transportation, Membrane Switch / Overlay, In-Mold Decorating / In-Mold Electronics, Appliances, Point of Purchase, Industrial Film and Adhesives, Packaging, Food and Beverage, Photovoltaics

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Product Description

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) film is a thermoplastic polymer that can be amorphous, crystalline, or a mixture of both depending on how it’s processed. PolymerFilms offers a full line of PET film products from world-leading producers like DuPont Teijin Films (MYLAR® and MELINEX®), TC Transcontinental (reflex™)*, MacDermid (Autoflex®)*, and Polyplex (Sarafil). It is typically offered with a clear coat and a gloss finish but is also available in matte, hazy, and no masking finishes. Its surface can be modified to match textures from very smooth to any desired roughness. PET film is given a clear performance advantage due to its exceptional combination of optical, physical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. PET film material is the perfect choice for applications in the Food and BeveragePackaging, and Membrane Switch / OverlaySecure ID /Cards industries, amongst many others.

PET film is among the most environmentally friendly thermo-plastic engineered films and is known to have superb clarity, heat stabilization, low shrinkage, and anti-fog and anti-glare properties. It can also be applied with chemical treatments for improved adhesions to various coatings, inks, and adhesives. It is available in FDA, USDA, 3A-Dairy, and Canada AG compliant grades. The common uses for PET film include all kinds of packaging, face shields, medical devices, driver’s licenses, identity cards, food packaging, capacitors, motor films, wires and cables, labels, industrial imaging, imaging media, flexible circuits, membrane touch switches, RFD, printed electronic displays, and more.

*reflex™ is only available in US locations and Autotex® is only available in Canada and Mexico locations.

Product Applications

  • Packaging
  • Face shields
  • Medical devices
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Identity cards
  • Food packaging
  • Capacitors
  • Motor films
  • Wires and cables
  • Labels
  • Industrial imaging
  • Imaging media
  • Flexible circuits
  • Membrane touch switches
  • RFD
  • Printed electronic displays

Product Options

Available Gauges Available Forms
.002mm – .030mm Sheet, Roll

Conversion Abilities

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

Colors

  • Clear

Finishes / Textures

  • Hazy
  • Indigo
  • Metalized
  • Gloss / Matte
  • Gloss / Gloss

Product Properties

Good chemical resistance

Huge dimensional stability

Great wear resistance

Lower moisture absorption

Low odor

Durability

Good retention of physical properties

UV resistant

Excellent electrical properties

Optical clarity

High gloss

Can be metallized

Environmentally friendly

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