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Overview of Standard PET, High-Performance PET, and PETG

May 21, 2024

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) comes in various forms, including standard PET, High-Performance PET, and Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-modified (PETG). Each type has unique properties that make them suitable for specific applications. At Eagle Performance Plastics, we specialize in machining High-Performance PET and PETG using CNC technology to produce custom plastic components.

Standard PET

Standard PET is a widely used polymer, particularly popular in the packaging industry. It is known for its clarity and transparency, which make it ideal for applications where product visibility is crucial, such as beverage bottles and food packaging.

Applications of Standard PET:

  • Beverage Bottles
  • Food Packaging
  • Household Products

High-Performance PET


High-Performance PET is used in precision engineering and industrial applications, distinguished by its enhanced mechanical and thermal properties. This type of PET has exceptional tensile and compressive strength, providing high dimensional stability for high-stress applications. It offers outstanding wear resistance and low friction, making it suitable for components that experience significant movement. High-Performance PET also boasts excellent chemical resistance and good thermal stability. Low moisture absorption ensures dimensional stability in various environments, and its superior surface finish is crucial for precision applications.

Applications of High-Performance PET:

  • Bearings and Bushings
  • Gears and Rollers
  • Precision Mechanical Parts
  • Food Processing Equipment (FDA Compliant)



PETG is recognized for its impact resistance, flexibility, and ease of processing. PETG offers good tensile strength and flexibility with high impact resistance. It has excellent chemical resistance. It also provides excellent clarity and transparency, making it suitable for applications requiring visual appeal. PETG is easy to thermoform and fabricate, making it ideal for complex shapes.

Applications of PETG:

  • Protective Guards and Covers
  • Medical Device Packaging
  • Food Packaging (FDA Compliant)

In conclusion, while standard PET is predominantly used in packaging, High-Performance PET excels in applications requiring high stress and wear resistance, and PETG is better suited for uses requiring impact resistance, clarity, and ease of processing. At Eagle Performance Plastics, we leverage our expertise in CNC machining to provide high-quality components from High-Performance PET and PETG, tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers!

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