ErtalyteŽ is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline
thermoplastic polyester based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET-P). It is
manufactured from proprietary resin grades made by Quadrant. It is characterized
as having the best dimensional stability coupled with excellent wear resistance,
a low coefficient of friction, high strength, and resistance to moderately
acidic solutions. ErtalyteŽ's properties make it especially suitable for the
manufacture of precision mechanical parts which are capable of sustaining high
loads and enduring wear conditions. ErtalyteŽ's continuous service temperature
is 210F (100C) and its melting point is almost 150F higher than acetals. It
retains significantly more of its original strength up to 180F (85C) than nylon
In addition, ErtalyteŽ PET-P offers good
chemical and abrasion resistance. Its low moisture absorption enables mechanical
and electrical properties to remain virtually unaffected by moisture. ErtalyteŽ
PET-P can be machined to precise detail on standard metal working equipment.
ErtalyteŽ is FDA compliant in natural and black. Natural ErtalyteŽ is also USDA,
3A-Dairy and Canada AG compliant.
ErtalyteŽ TX is an internally lubricated thermoplastic polyester providing
enhanced wear and inertness over general purpose nylon(PA) and acetal(POM)
products. Containing uniformly dispersed solid lubricant, ErtalyteŽ TX provides
a lower wear rate and coefficient of friction than unmodified polyesters like
PET or PBT and even internally lubricated materials like DelrinŽ AF blend.
ErtalyteŽ TX excels under both high pressure and velocity conditions. It is also
ideally suited for applications involving soft metal and plastic mating