Ertalyte® Sterra™ PET

Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate

Ertalyte® Sterra™ is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline PET that is characterized by its excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, high strength, and resistance to moderately acidic solutions. Ertalyte® Sterra™ is capable of sustaining high loads, and retains more of its original strength up to 180° F / 85° C than nylons or acetals. Due to these characteristics, Ertalyte® Sterra™ PET components are a favored solution for bearing and structural applications throughout the pharmaceutical, food processing and packaging, and oil and gas industries.

As part of the Sterra™ product portfolio, Ertalyte® Sterra™ contains recycled PET and therefore is associated with a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to similar materials derived from non-recycled feedstocks.

Ertalyte® PET-P plastic stock shapes
Product Information

Material Properties

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High strength
  • Resistance to moderately acidic solutions
  • Sustains high loads
  • Better strength retention at 180° F / 85° C than nylons or acetals

Regional Availability

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