PBT Materials (Polybutylene Terephthalate)
PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) is a tough, stiff engineering plastic with good machining, chemical resistance, and bearing and wear qualities. PBT Materials is frequently utilised in food processing machinery applications where low moisture absorption, stain resistance, and chemical resistance are required.
The mechanical and electrical characteristics of the polymer are good. It offers outstanding stain resistance and machining properties. It allows for the effective use of materials, resulting in weight and cost savings. It has outstanding short-term mechanical characteristics including high strength, toughness, and stiffness, as well as a positive practical impact. It has excellent creep resistance, dimensional stability, and moisture absorption properties.
PBT IS WIDELY USED FOR:
- Filler pistons
- Bearings and bushings
- Gears and wear pads
- Packaging machinery parts
- Food processing machinery components
- Wheels and rollers
- Electrical components
- Excellent chemical resistance including resistance to many CIP (clean in place) wash-down solutions
- Low moisture absorption
- Excellent wear resistance, even in wet environments
- Excellent machining characteristics
- Stain resistance
12 in x 24 in – 24 in x 48 in
.250 in – 2.500 in
0.250 in – 6 in
|COLOR||atural, Black, Blue|
Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request.
PBT Properties and Material Options
PBT Unlubricated– HYDEX® 4101 has been designed to provide users with polyester based material that is able to withstand the higher levels of impact often associated with industrial environments. It is a very good wear material in addition to having low moisture up-take, and good dimensional stability. HYDEX® 4101 is FDA compliant.
PBT Lubricated– HYDEX® 4101L is the lubricated version of HYDEX® 4101 and is FDA compliant.
Optical, Metal, and X-Ray Detectable PBT– HYDEX® 4101 UD is an FDA compliant food grade blue PBT for food processing and conveyor applications requiring detectable materials. It is visible to all three detection types: optical inspection systems, x-ray detection systems, and metal detection systems.
Tech Tip– PBT is ideal for applications such as cams, bearings, gears, food pistons, wear strips, scraper blades, valve bodies and conveyor components.
TYPICAL PROPERTIES OF PBT
|UNITS||ASTM TEST||PBT||PBT INTERNALLY LUBRICATED|
|Izod impact (notched)||ft-lbs/in of notch||D256||1.5||0.7|
|Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi||°F||D648||130||195|
|Maximum continuous service temperature in air||°F||245||221|
|Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)||%||D570||0.08||0.07|
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