Polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG or PET-G) is a thermoplastic polyester. It provides significant chemical resistance. It is durable and has excellent formability for manufacturing. Our Gray PETG filament can be easily vacuumed. It can be pressure-formed as well as heat-bent.
PETG has low forming temperatures. Our Gray PETG filament is popular for consumer and commercial applications. It is used for 3D printing and other heat-forming manufacturing techniques. This material combines the ease of use of PLA and the strength of ABS. It is FDA-approved, and its strength is much higher than PLA. It is also well known for its bridging and its clarity.
Our Gray PETG filament is one of the best products out there for 3D printing. PETG has significant chemical and heat resistance, good durability, and formability compared to other plastics. Thanks to its flexibility, this material is suitable for applications that require impact resistance. As we mentioned above, PETG is food-safe and non-toxic.
Gray PETG Filament Applications
PETG is typically used in models that need high resistance or some flexibility, like snap-fit components. Also, PETG is a material used in brick-and-mortar and point-of-sale retail stands and displays. Since PETG doesn’t deteriorate with water, it is the most suitable material for food-related prints.
Since PETG has a rigid structure, it can survive harsh sterilization processes. This makes PETG an ideal substance for medical implants and packaging for pharmaceutical and medical devices.
Polyethylene terephthalate glycol can take decades to decompose completely when sent to a landfill. However, our Gray PETG filament can be easily recycled using chemicals to break the polymer chains to their original components. These components can be used as raw materials for the manufacture of new polymers.
Like all plastics, PETG can be harmful to the environment. Having said that, its recyclability can greatly reduce or remove this negative impact.