Polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin)

Features

PET resin in our portfolio has been using at various application, such as sheets, industrial parts and special packaging application that requires high transparency, high mechanical properties and excellent gas barrier characteristic.

  • TEIJIN has newly developed/ introduced PET resin, which employs titanium compound as a catalyst, in addition to standard antimony catalyst PET resin. The features of the new titanium catalyst PET are as below:
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  • (1) Stable Supply:
  • Antimony and germanium that has been used as the standard catalysts for PET manufacturing are rare metal concentrated in China. In comparison to the metals, titanium supply would not be fluctuated that allows us to commit stable and competitive supply.
  • (2) Safety:
  • Titanium is one of biocompatible material that has been used as a dental material for a long time. It addition, it complies with food safety standards so it would not be harmful to human health.
  • (3) Environment Friendly:
  • Titanium has superior activity in terms of reactivity. The PET resin requires minute quantity for its production (approximately 1/20th the amount of antimony, and approximately 1/10th the amount of germanium). Only trace residue would be observed when the products become end of life and cremated. The PET is environmentally friendly.
  • (4) Aesthetic appearance:
  • PET resin produced with a titanium catalyst possesses crystal clear transparency in comparison to standard antimony PET, which is slight brownish tint. The PET has excellent aesthetic appearance.
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  • In addition to the standard homo PET resin, we have a variety of specialty PET resins with enhanced properties such as transparency and gas barrier through copolymerization with a third component. We have a wide range of molecular weight product portfolio as well as a various mechanical property and moldability. We are happy to help your material selection upon request. Please contact us for any details you may require.