Sheets are manufactured by extrusion from poly(ethylene glycol terephthalate), mainly intended to protect floors from scratches, e.g. by chairs coasting wheels in the office or home = chairmats . Sheets can be also used as pads under flowerpots, under food bowls for pets, etc. – floor protection against mechanical damage and damage caused by liquids.
Material harmless to health.
Perfectly protects the floor and furniture against scratches and damage.
PET (polyethylene-terephthalate) is a hard and clear polymer with extremely good mechanical properties. It shows excellent resistance to tearing and can resist to high pressure volumes without breakage, making it ideal for the production of packaging for beverages – e.g. PET bottles.
PET material is also suitable for making extruded foils. Subsequent biaxial stretching of the foil (in both directions) improves the strength in both directions significantly. It is notable for use as a packaging material for gift packs and baking foil. In foil form, PET is highly resistant to steam and permeability by gas, thereby providing protection to the products inside; it also resists the effects of oils and fats in the given food-stuff.
PET may be combined with other materials and create multi-layered packages, the features of which are modified for the specific application – the packaging of aromatic spices, cheese, smoked-meat products, etc. Up on a customer’s request, the foils an be produced in different colours, feature printing, possess metal-coatings (cosmetic industry, toothpastes), or be laminated (packages for pet foot).
Typical examples of PET applications include:
Fibres in the textile industry – dressmaking, winter jacket wadding (padding).
Bottles for beverages, in particular sparkling and alcohol-free beverages.
High-speed boiling pouches, precooked food bags and packages for non-perishable foods.
PET is one of the most common recyclable materials. PE bottles sorted from the municipal waste are most frequently reprocessed into fibres.