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PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £1.00 (£1.20 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £1.82 (£2.18 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £2.60 (£3.12 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £2.72 (£3.26 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £3.74 (£4.49 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £4.95 (£5.94 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 10mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £4.95 (£5.94 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £5.88 (£7.06 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £6.79 (£8.15 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £7.07 (£8.48 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £8.44 (£10.13 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £9.70 (£11.64 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £10.70 (£12.84 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 250mm
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 250mm
Our Price: £12.18 (£14.62 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 16mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £13.46 (£16.15 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £14.86 (£17.83 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £15.28 (£18.34 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £15.35 (£18.42 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 250mm
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 250mm
Our Price: £17.52 (£21.02 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 20mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £18.48 (£22.18 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £21.93 (£26.32 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £22.14 (£26.57 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £27.02 (£32.42 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 25mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £29.11 (£34.93 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 500mm
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 500mm
Our Price: £31.85 (£38.22 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £38.60 (£46.32 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 30mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £41.78 (£50.14 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £42.18 (£50.62 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £60.26 (£72.31 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 1000mm
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 1000mm
Our Price: £60.66 (£72.79 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 40mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £73.52 (£88.22 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 1500mm
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 1500mm
Our Price: £86.66 (£103.99 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 50mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £114.77 (£137.72 inc VAT)
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 3000mm
PET Natural Rod 60mm dia x 3000mm
Our Price: £165.07 (£198.08 inc VAT)

PET Rod

Product Information

Product Full Identity:

Polyethylene terephthalate

PET has a high tensile and mechanical strength, which makes it a very tough material with a low coefficient of friction and high dimensional stability when compared to material alternatives. PET can be used at temperatures from -20°C to +115°C and is food compliant.


Properties

  • Better resistance to acids than nylon and acetal
  • High mechanical strength
  • Very good creep resistance and dimensional stability
  • Good resistance to radiation (Gamma & X-Ray)
  • More dimensionally stable than Acetal
  • Food compliant

Applications

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Rollers
  • Medical Industry
  • Conveyor industry
  • Gears
  • Heavy loaded bearings
  • Cams

The data sheet tells us its around 30% stronger than acetal, its also around 25% more rigid. It not also has a better working temperature but its expansion rate is much lower. Expansion due to moisture absorption is also incredibly low, some 60% better than even Acetal.
We’re told it machines much better than the Nylons and apparently comparable with Acetal, which we know is a big reason why Acetal is very popular.
Yes this material has an FDA approval so its compatible with food contact applications
PET rod will certainly outlast acetal in abrasive conditions and it’s at least as good if not better than nylon in some environments
PET rod typically has a low friction and because it is a very hard engineering plastic, its is classed as being very slippery
Firstly the size range is a bit limited for the time being with only 10, 16, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 & 60mm diameters available and although black can be ordered from the factory on a special order, its white only for the moment. The other one is price, it’s around +40% more than acetal, its also not suitable for hot water applications which reach over sixty degrees centigrade
It machines almost as well
It’s over 30% stronger
It’s around 25% more rigid
10 degrees better short term working temperature and 30 degrees better long term
Has a 25% lower thermal expansion rate
60% less moisture absorption
Has a similar coefficient of friction
Has a much better wear resistance
Is approx 40% more expensive
PET machines much better than nylon
A similar or better surface finish
It’s 8% stronger
Also 10% more rigid
Has a 10 degree advantage for the short term working temperature
With 50% lower thermal expansion rate
Massive 10x (ten times) less moisture absorption
Has a similar coefficient of friction
As good if not better wear resistance
Is approx 50% more expensive

Availability Guide

Diameter Length PET
10mm 250mm
10mm 500mm
10mm 1000mm
10mm 1500mm
10mm 3000mm
16mm 250mm
16mm 500mm
16mm 1000mm
16mm 1500mm
16mm 3000mm
20mm 250mm
20mm 500mm
20mm 1000mm
20mm 1500mm
20mm 3000mm
25mm 250mm
25mm 500mm
25mm 1000mm
25mm 1500mm
25mm 3000mm
30mm 250mm
30mm 500mm
30mm 1000mm
30mm 1500mm
30mm 3000mm
40mm 250mm
40mm 500mm
40mm 1000mm
40mm 1500mm
40mm 3000mm
50mm 250mm
50mm 500mm
50mm 1000mm
50mm 1500mm
50mm 3000mm
60mm 250mm
60mm 500mm
60mm 1000mm
60mm 1500mm
60mm 3000mm