PETG is a clear, amorphous thermoplastic with outstanding thermoforming characteristics. It is lightweight but has a high impact strength. It can also be vacuum formed or thermoformed without pre-drying and is ideal for applications that require deep draws and intricate die cuts with structural integrity. PETG sheets can be die cut, drilled, bent (cold or hot), and are easily bonded and glued. PETG can also reduce sound emissions and is FDA compliant for food applications and packaging.

PETG is an incredibly versatile material and can be used in a wide range of applications both indoors and out. It can be sterilized by gamma radiation, E-beam, and ethylene oxide without discoloration, so it is ideal for medical and chemical applications. It is also commonly used for point-of-sale displays as it is easily printed and painted on and can be manufactured UV-resistant. Electrostatic dissipative and conductive coatings are also available for use in electronics and electronics packaging.


  • Outstanding deep draw thermoforming
  • Good impact resistance
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Easy to fabricate and machine
  • Good clarity

Common Applications

  • Sign and graphic holders
  • POP displays and store fixtures
  • Product and tabletop displays
  • Thermoformed trays
  • Prototypes and models
  • Orthotic and prosthetic devices
  • Machine guards and housings

PETG Properties Chart

Tensile strength psi D638 3,800
Flexural Strength Mpa D790 77
Notched Impact J/m D256 88
Hardness, Rockwell R   D785 106
Heat deflection temperature @ 66 psi °F D648 158
Vicat Softening Point °F D1525 185
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion Mm/mm-℃ D696 5.1×10^-5
Elongation at break (.120” thickness) % D638 54

Values may vary. Please ask your Erie Industrial Plastics representative for more specific information.

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