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Spectar ® PETG
(PolyEthleneTerephtalate Glycol
Copolyester) Specifications

904 West 6th Street, Shiner, Texas 77984 USA
Phone: 1-361-594-2941     Fax: 1-361-594-2349     E-Mail: info@boedeker.com

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Spectar Sheet (c) Boedeker Plastics 2003 A transparent copolyester with very high impact resistance, Spectar ® sheet is the brand name for extruded Polyethleneterephtalate Glycol (PETG) copolyester sheet.

PETG Copolyester sheet is tough, clear, versatile, easy to work with, chemically resistant, and affordable - making it well-suited for a variety of demanding sheet and glazing applications ranging from store displays to signage.

Spectar ® sheet meets all current food contact legislation and can be used in contact with food. The UV Grade is not intended for food contact.

PETG Copolyester is available ONLY in sheet form, in metric thicknesses of .5 to 6 mm (.020" to .236").

GENERAL PROPERTIES
Spectar ® copolyester sheet is tough, yet it machines and thermoform easy. It can be cut with a laser or with a conventional table, band, or radial arm saws with blades commonly used for plastics - without leaving sharp edges and with minimal wear on equipment. It also has superior chemical resistance

PETG Copolyester sheet maintains exceptional clarity during fabrication, heating and vacuum forming without whitening. Surface scratches and scuff marks can be removed using a common heat gun.

Spectar ® Copolyester sheet can be cut, routed, welded, drilled, die-punched, bent cold or hot, and joined by screws, rivets, or bolts. It can be edge-polished, using sanding, solvents, flame polishing, or commercial edge finishing equipment.

PETG Copolyester sheet provides excellent material distribution and part definition during thermoforming - without pre-drying sheets. It forms clear, strong bonds with commercially available cements and solvents. The sheet accepts screen printing, painting, and hot stamping - even registration printing.

Spectar ® sheet causes less breakage overall - in shop, in transportation, in installation, and in use. Once in use, finished products enjoy a long life reducing replacement costs. And no special fabrication equipment is required.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
• Crystal-clear   • Outstanding formability with no need to predry    • Cold-bends without hazing or cracking    • Won't turn white when formed or bent    • Tough, durable, and impact-resistant, allowing downgauging    • UV-resistant resins available for outdoor applications    • Resists chipping and cracking, safe to saw and drill    • Can be punched, die-cut, laser-cut, welded, riveted, and bonded    • Routes and edge-polishes smoothly    • Can be screen-printed, painted, and hot-stamped    • Complies with FDA regulations for food contact    • Won't turn white with cleaning solutions    • Common heat gun removes surface scratches and scuff marks    • Available in standard and custom-matched colors    • Odor-free    • UL 94-V2 at 3mm thickness   

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TYPICAL PROPERTIES of SPECTAR ® PETG

ASTM or UL test Property Spectar ® PETG
PHYSICAL
D792 Density (lb/in³)
(g/cm³)
0.046
1.27
D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) 0.1 - 0.3
MECHANICAL
D638 Tensile Strength (psi) 3,800 - 4,500
D638 Tensile Modulus (psi) 320,000
D638 Tensile Elongation at Break (%) 50
D790 Flexural Strength (psi) 10,300 - 12,000
D790 Flexural Modulus (psi) 290,000 - 320,000
D695 Compressive Strength (psi) -
D695 Compressive Modulus (psi) -
D785 Hardness, Rockwell R104 - M112
D256 IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) 1.7
THERMAL
D696 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
3.3 - 3.8
D648 Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C)
at 264 psi

157 / 70
D3418 Sheet Forming Temp Range (°F / °C) 250 - 320 / 120 - 160
- Max Operating Temp (°F / °C) 150 / 65
C177 Thermal Conductivity
(BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F)
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)

-
-
UL94 Flammability Rating (2 mm thickness) HB
ELECTRICAL
D149 Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time 410
D150 Dielectric Constant at 1 KHz 4.0
D150 Dissipation Factor at 1 KHz 0.005
OPTICAL
- Light Transmission, minimum (%) 86
- Refractive Index 1.57
NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.
All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
SPECTAR is a registered trade mark of Eastman Chemical Company.
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