PETG properties mean that it is a versatile and resilient material favoured by many industrial businesses for use in a wide range of applications.

PETG Properties – polyethylene terephthalate glycol

Let’s start with science. Read carefully, there will be a test later: polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) is made from the copolymerisation of polyethylene terephthalate and ethylene glycol and its chemical formula is C10H8O4.


Lightweight and high impact strength

When formed, PETG is transparent with a high gloss finish – although it can easily be coloured using silk screen. It is lightweight, yet also has a high impact strength. It can also be vacuum formed or thermoformed without pre-drying. PETG sheets can be cut, drilled, bent cold and hot and are easy to bond and glue. It can also reduce sound emissions.


Incredibly versatile

But what all this means is that PETG is an incredibly versatile material, and versatility is a property that is often sought in an industrial material. PETG sheets can be used in a wide range of applications, both indoors and out. For instance, PETG properties include being sterile, so it makes it ideal for use as a covering or packaging in the food and chemical industries.


It is also commonly used to manufacture point-of-sale displays that can be seen in supermarkets and newsagents, as well as products such as sunglasses – demonstrating the breadth of applications it has.


Fully recyclable

PETG is also fully recyclable – a property that is increasingly sought after, given the growing number of regulations on recycling that industrial businesses have to abide by, as well as many businesses’ growing awareness of the need to be environmentally friendly.

Overall, PETG properties make it one of the most flexible materials around in today’s manufacturing marketplace, and will ensure that sales of it continue to grow in the coming years.


Get in touch today

To find out more about the range of PETG properties, related products and services Eagle Plastics offers, call us on 0116 276 6363 or email In addition, if you want to find out more about the other products that Eagle Plastics supplies, including acrylic sheet and recycled polycarbonate give us a call. Or you can see our previous blog update on PETG Suppliers to find out more information on PETG.