Ertalyte® is an unreinforced semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester based on polyethylene teraphalate (PET-P).
Ertalyte® PET-P offers dimensional stability coupled with excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, high strength, and resistance to moderate acid solutions.
Ertalyte’s® properties make it especially suitable for the manufacture of precision mechanical parts which are capable of sustaining high loads and enduring wear conditions.
Ertalyte® has a continuous service temperature of 210°F (100°C) and its melting point is almost 150°F higher than acetals.
Ertalyte® is FDA compliant in natural and black colors. Natural Ertalyte® is also USDA, 3A-Dairy and Canada AG compliant. It is an excellent candidate for parts used in the food processing and equipment industries.
Ertalyte® TX is an internally lubricated version of PET-P, providing enhanced wear and inertness over general purpose nylons or acetals. Containing uniformly dispersed solid lubricant, Ertalyte® TX provides a lower wear rate and coefficient of friction than unmodified PET or PBT and even internally lubricated materials such as Delrin® AF.
- Good for both wet and dry environments
- High strength and rigidity
- Excellent stain resistance
- Good wear resistance
- Excellent dimensional stability
- Better acid resistance than nylon or acetal
- Food processing equipment components
- Process and test equipment manifolds
- Filter tracks
- Rings, discs, rollers
- Fuel pump components
- Fuel system connectors and rotors
ERTALYTE is a registered trademark of Quadrant DSM Polymer Corporation.