PETS ARE PHYSICALLY AND MECHANICALLY BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE

Lower cost THERMX polyesters with improved properties have been introduced by US-based Eastman Chemical.

For injection moulding structural components for automotive, appliance and furniture applications, where flame retardancy is not an issue, there are five non-flame-retardant glassfibre reinforced PET polymers.

Available in 15 to 45% glassfibre filled or 40% glass/mineral filled compound, the new GFR PET polyesters are said to offer better physical and mechanical properties at a 25% lower cost than existing GFR PET polyesters.

Also new is THERMX LG431 liquid crystal polymer that offers one of the highest heat-deflection temperature ratings of 290iC.

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