|Acrylic Cleaning||LEXAN||PETG||Technical Data For Acrylic||Plastic Repair|
PETg Data Sheet:
Laser Service Plastic Fab
|Trade Name||Polyethylene Terephthalate Copolymer|
Excellent transparency and high gloss surface
- High Impact resistance, similar to polycarbonate
- For impact sensitive applications the sheet thickness can often be reduced cf PMMA sheet
- Ductile. Break elongation similar to polycarbonate
- Easily thermoformable
- Excellent Chemical resistance.
- Complies with FDA standard (21 CFR 177,1315) USA, suitable for food contact
- Reduces sound transmission
|Articles manufactured with this product should not be exposed to continuous use at over 65/70c, according to the application|
Does not stress whiten when cold formed up to 2.5mm
- Can be cut with guillotine
- Easily saw cut, routed and drilled without burrs
- Can be bonded with solvent
- Easily welded, like PVC
- Surface scratch's can easily be removed with a heat gun
- Unlike polycarbonate, NUDECPETg can be cut with a laser
- The same tools used for diamond polishing PMMA can be used for polishing NUDECPETg sheet
ultraviolet component in solar radiation causes most plastics to degrade.
This degradation depends on the exposure conditions, i.e. the actual
duration of the exposure, the angle of the sheet with respect to the
incidence of the solar radiation, and the temperature humidity and
intensity of the radiation (geographical coordinates).
Degradation is apparent by progressive yellowing, a decrease in the light transmission and a loss of mechanical properties.
NUDECPETg sheet is not protected against the effects of weathering, though the material itself does possess a certain resistance to weathering conditions and may thus be used for outdoor applications in which the sheet is not permanently exposed to such radiation.
Displays, display cases and other Point of Purchase advertising
|Tensile Strength @ Yield||ISO 527||Mpa||53|
|Tensile Strength @ Break||ISO 527||Mpa||26|
|Elongation @ Break||ISO 527||%||>200|
|Tensile Modulus of Elasticity||ISO 527||Mpa||2200|
|Flexural Strength||ISO 178||Mpa||79|
|Charpy Notched Impact Strength||ISO 179||Kj.m2||10|
|Charpy Unnotched||ISO 179||Kj.m2||No Break|
|Rockwell Hardness M/R scale||(*)/115|
|Ball Indentation||ISO 2039||Mpa||(*)|
|Max. Service temperature||°C||78|
|VICAT Softening point (10 N)||ISO 306||°C||83|
|VICAT Softening Point (50 N)||ISO 306||°C||78|
|HDT A@1.8 Mpa||ISO 75-1.2||°C||68|
|HDT B@ 0.45 Mpa||ISO 75-1.2||°C||72|
|Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion x10-5||x10-5 °C||6.8|
|* test conditions|
|UK||BS 476: Part 7||2|
|Clean the sheet with a solution of lukewarm water and a little neutral soap and rinse with fresh water, using a very softsponge or chamois|
The types of saw commonly used in wood or metal work produce good results: circular saw, band saw, roughing saw and handsaw. Circular and band saws produce better edges and can be used for almost all cutting operations.
The Blade design plays an important part in sawing plastics. It is preferable to use a saw blade with wide set teeth as the gap helps to remove swarf. The best results are obtained with straight, angle set teeth. To prevent the plastic from melting or cracking the blade must be very sharp and the fence should be be placed very near the cut to reduce any vibration.
NUDECPETg sheet (up to 2mm) can be satisfactory cut using a die with steel blade. The blade should be changed or sharpened frequently.
The press for die cutting should be adjusted so that the stroke completely slices through the plastic sheet and stops before the blade becomes damaged
edges must be smoothed first to remove the marks left by the circular
|NUDECPETg sheet can be readily drilled using a standard drill press or hand-held drill with sharp, clean drill bits. Drill bits designed for use with plastic are recommended. Standard drill bits can, on occasion, by used but may have to be ground to reduce the depth or angle of the cut. Hold the work securely in place when drilling but avoid excessive clamping pressure. Drill speeds up to 1,750 rpm are best for smaller holes, while speeds as low as 350rpm can work for larger holes. Use compressed air to prevent overheating, especially if sheet is more than 4.8mm thick.|
Recommended adhesives include cyanoacrylates, two part acrylics, two-part polyurethanes, and two-parts epoxies.
Several characteristics to consider when selecting an adhesive:
- Chemical compatibility with sheets
- Aesthetics of the finished joint
- Expansion / contraction temperature charges
- Brittleness / rigidity / flexibility
- Weatherabilty, if required
- Durability / service life
- Adhesive strength (adhesion to the plastic)
- End-use requirements
Joined surface must fit well without forcing and have no visible gaps. The surfaces to bonded should be smooth but not polished.
Some adhesives with a volatile component may shrink while curing. To compensate for this, cut the joint on an angle, providing space for the joint to slightly overfilled to compensate for shrinkage
This method is used when assembling or installing large or heavy parts. It is important to use screws designed specifically for plastics
various thermoforming techniques that can be applied to NUDECPETg sheet
to give it the desired shape when hot, either using mechanical force,
compressed air or by means of a vacuum. Moulds can be made of plaster,
steel, aluminum or other materials such as wood or epoxy.
sheet can be bent and folded with a small radius by first heating a thin
strip on each side of the sheet using a resistance wire. When the sheet
reaches the correct temperature (just above 105°C) and a slight
resistance to folding can be noted, it can then be easily bent.
If an attempt is made to bend the sheet before it is sufficiently hot, stress is caused which could be make the part brittle; if , on the other hand, it is overheated, bubbles can appear along the bent section.
Thickness of up to 2.5mm can also be cold bent
NUDECPETg sheet can be hot stamped with signs, drawing, trademarks and other designs.
NUDECPETg sheet can be printed using most printing methods; the ink, however, does not penetrate plastic in the same way as cloth or paper and ink adhesion may be less than desired. The risk of this occurring can be reduced by applying a layer of transparent lacquer over the print. The sheet can be also be printed, silkscreened or decorated by means of a laser.
|Information in this data sheet is intended as a guide only and is provided without guarantee|