Abbreviated PET or PETE, Polyethylene Terephtalate is a strong, stiff polymer, that is an excellent moisture barrier. It is from the polyester family of polymers and has a molecular formula of (C10H8O4)n. Depending on its processing and thermal history PET can be either amorphous or semicrystalline. PET is also the most widely recycled plastic, it has a recycling code of 1.
- Soft drink bottles
- Flexible food packaging
- Glossy photography paper
- Insulator for houses and tents
- Solar panel backing
- Telescopic solar filters
- Dielectrics in capacitors
Polyethylene Terephtalate is non-resorbable with lots of industrial use.