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What is PET plastic used for?
Polyethylene terephthalate, better known as PET Plastic (also sometimes as PETE), is the most used thermoplastics globally with various textile, films, electronics, packaging, automobiles, etc. The biggest utilizer of PET is the textile industry, in which thermoplastic is mostly known by the name Polyester.
What are the physical properties of PET plastic?
Physical Properties. A number of benefits come from the use of PET plastics. Perhaps one of the most important characteristics of it is its intrinsic viscosity. It absorbs water from the surroundings, which makes it hydroscopic as well.
What is the manufacturing process of PET plastic?
For PET Plastic, like other thermoplastics, the making process starts with hydrocarbon fuels filtration into smaller parts called 鈥渇ractions.鈥?A certain amount of extracted fractions can be combined with catalysts to produce plastics鈥攖he process is called polymerization or polycondensation.
What is the difference between glass and PET plastic?
But unlike glass, PET is extremely lightweight, easy and efficient to transport, and shatterproof. PET is completely recyclable, and is the most recycled plastic in the U.S and worldwide.