Resin & Additives

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Resin

Introduction and Features

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin is used for various of applications, such as packaging, industrial parts and sheets etc. PET has excellent characteristics such as high transparency, high mechanical and excellent gas barrier properties.
Teijin has newly developed / introduced PET resin, which employs titanium compound as catalyst. It is a completely new catalyst that solves the drawbacks of conventional titanium catalysts in addition Teijin also provide antimony catalyst PET resin.

Feature

The features of new titanium catalyst PET are as below.
Please contact us for details.

Titanium catalyst PET

  1. 1.Stable supply:

    Antimony and germanium compounds are commonly used as PET polymerization catalysts, however these metals are distributed only in limited areas.

  2. 2.Safety:

    Titanium is one of biocompatible materials that has been used for dental purposes.

  3. 3.Environment friendly:

    Only a small amount of our titanium compound are used compared to other catalysts. (approximately 1/20 the amount of antimony compound, and approximately 1/10 the amount of germanium compound). Only trace residue would be observed in incineration process.

  4. 4.Aesthetic appearance:

    PET resin produced with our titanium catalyst has excellent color and clarity.

  5. 5.Wide assortment:

    Various grades from homo to copolymer PET are available and molecular weight can also be selected according to the application.

Antimony catalyst PET

  1. 1.In addition to the homo PET resin, a variety of specialty PET resins with enhanced properties such as transparency and gas barrier through copolymerization with a third component are available. Wide range of molecular weight product portfolio as well as various mechanical properties and moldability are also applicable.

Grade Lists

Food hygiene

  • Japan

    Some grades meet requirements of various notices of the Food Sanitation Act, and comply to the positive list of the Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association

    (Please contact us for details.)

  • USA

    Some grades meet FDA CFR §177.1630 standards

    (Please contact us for details.)

Titanium catalyst grades

Property Unit Measurement method TRN-MTJ TRN-8550FF TRN-RTJ TRN-8580FH
Intrinsic viscosity dl/g In-house method 0.53 0.77 0.64 0.80
Color
(b-value)
- In-house method -3 -1 -2 0
Melting point DSC 256 252 252 252
Crystallization speed Fast Fast Fast Fast
Comonomer None None None None
Applications
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Injection blow molded products
  • Sheet use
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Oriented film use
  • Fiber use
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Injection blow molded products
  • Sheet use
Property Unit Measurement method TRN-RTJC TRN-8580FC TRN-8580FC5 TRN-8385FC
Intrinsic viscosity dl/g In-house method 0.64 0.81 0.76 0.81
Color
(b-value)
- In-house method -2 0 -1 -1
Melting point DSC 249 247 240 238
Crystallization speed Somewhat fast Somewhat fast Slow Slow
Comonomer Present Present Present Present
Applications
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Oriented film use
  • Fiber use
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Injection blow molded products
  • Sheet use
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Thick-walled molded products
  • Sheet use
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Thick-walled molded products
  • Sheet use

Antimony catalyst grades

Property Unit Measurement method TRN-8762 TR-BB
Intrinsic viscosity dl/g In-house method 0.80 0.88
Color
(b-value)
- In-house method -4 -4
Melting point DSC 251 245
Crystallization speed Fast Somewhat fast
Comonomer None Present
Applications
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Injection blow molded products
  • Sheet use
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Injection blow molded products
  • Sheet use
Property Unit Measurement method TRN-3324AC TRN-8384AC TRN-3320AC TRN-8380AC
Intrinsic viscosity dl/g In-house method 0.64 0.89 0.67 0.88
Color
(b-value)
- In-house method 0 -2 -2 -2
Melting point DSC 243 238 229 225
Crystallization speed Slow Slow Extremely slow Extremely slow
Comonomer Present Present Present Present
Applications
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Thick-walled molded products
  • Sheet use
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Thick-walled molded products
  • Large-sized packaging
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Extremely thick-walled molded products
  • A variety of injection molded products
  • Extremely thick-walled molded products
  • Large-sized packaging
  • *The numbers recorded on this sheet are representative, and do not guarantee a performance for a particular application.

Engineering Service

Titanium catalyst PET resin can be used for fiber and biaxially oriented film as well as for injection molding, injection blow molding and extrusion molding.

Features

  1. 1.Antimony-free

    Does not contain any antimony-based catalyst, which is commonly used for polyesters.
    Molding use : Heavy metal*1-free applications are available.
    Fiber use : No harmful heavy metals are eluted even in post-processing steps such as dying and alkali volume reduction.

  1. *1Defined as a metal having a specific gravity of 5 or more.
  1. 2.Increased productivity

    With minimum deposits around the holes of the spinners, cleaning cycle can be significantly extended.
    Cleaning cycle of film/sheet manufacturing rolls and injection molds are also extended as only few amounts of white powders adhere in the processes.
    (Please contact us for details as effects depend on grades.)

Spinneret hole after spinning at 295℃ for 48hours

With heavy-metal-free polyester chips

Deposit height : 0~1 µm

With chips comprising antimony-based catalyst

Deposit height : 10~38 µm