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PETG - Clear

0.030 inches 0.040 inches 0.060 inches 0.080 inches

What is it

PETG is a clear thermoplastic polyester with a glossy finish.

Orders using this material generally ship in 1-2 weeks. Find out more.

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Design notes

PETG has high Impact strength and is reasonably flexible. It can be formed with and without heat although tight bend radii could result in splitting and stress marks on along the folded edge. It has a low melting point so intricate cutting detail is not recommended. Vector engraving is favored over raster engraving and intricate details are not recommended.

To determine the optimum engraving depth for your design, we suggest prototyping or purchasing a sample of this material from out sample store.

By default, PETG is cut with protective tape on both sides. When there is light or medium engraving, the protective tape is applied only on the underside of the material.

For ideas on making with PETG check out this blog post

Typical uses

Point of Purchase Displays - Flat wall components - Product Dispensers - Food container - Bicycle Helmets - Prosthetic devices

Environmental info

PET can be recycled in some areas.

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

PETG can be bonded using Weldon 7. It can also be heat welded.

Tips from other designers

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Duane says:

When making jewelry parts from this, the slugs and leftovers tend to stick a little more to the parts than in other materials. This is due to the low melting point, and is especially troublesome when making jewelry parts and you have to punch out a bunch of little bits for threading holes.

Additionally, I do not believe that the cut lines are as clear as with other plastics - the cut lines for my piece caused discoloration up to about 1/8" in from the cut lines. This added nicely to my aesthetic, but it might detract from yours.

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Eileen says:

The thinnest (.5mm) PETG is a GREAT material for stencils -- flexible and strong.

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