Ertalyte is a group of thermoplastic polyesters that are unreinforced. It has excellent resistance to wear, high levels of strength and durability, a low coefficient to friction, a moderate resistance to various types of acid and it has excellent dimensional stability. It performs well when used in both wet and dry environments and because of its strength and rigidity it can be used for parts that are considered to be close tolerance. It can sustain heavy loads and is excellent when it is in machinery used to make precision parts. Its melting point stands at almost 150 degrees Fahrenheit which is higher than acetals and it can withstand continuous high temperatures of 210 degrees Fahrenheit.
Because of its properties, it is used often to test and process equipment manifolds because it can offer a better dimensional stability and it is also more resistance to stains and various chemicals. Ertalyte is used in many different pieces of equipment that are utilized for manufacturing and processing foods much due to its ability to be cleaned and sterilized easily, quickly, and efficiently. Many pieces of equipment used to package these same foods have this substance in its parts. Pharmaceutical companies include parts made of Ertalyte in their test equipment for this reason as well.
This thermoplastic polyester can be purchased in a number of different forms including in tubes, rods, sheets, and plates. Either of these types can be readily ordered online in varying amounts. The variety that is available depends on the distributer. The prices for the product also depend on what is chosen because even the sheets are available in different sizes. Considering the amount of uses that this product has not to mention its durability and longevity, the price is very reasonable for such a thing. It is and will continue to be very beneficial to a variety of industries.