Polyethylene terephthalate

Agent Name
Polyethylene terephthalate
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Plastics & Rubber
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyloxycarbonyl-1,4-phenylenecarbonyl); 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol; 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol; Amilar; Arnite A; Arnite A 200; Arnite A-049000; Arnite FP 800; Arnite G; Arnite G 600; Cassappret SR; Celanar; ClearTuf; Clertuf; Crastin S 330; Crastin S 350; Crastin S 440; Daiya foil; Dowlex; E 20; E 20 [Japanese polyester]; Estrofol; Estrofol B; Estrofol Ow; Ethylene terephthalate oligomer; Ethylene terephthalate polymer; Fiber V; Hostadur; Hostadur A; Hostadur K; Hostadur K-VP 4022; Hostaphan; Hostaphan BNH; Hostaphan RN; Iambolen; KLT 40; Lavsan; Lawsonite; Lumilar 100; Lumirror; Lumirror 38S; Meliform; Melinex; Melinex O; Mylar; Mylar A; Mylar C; Mylar C-25; Mylar HS; Mylar T; Nitron (polyester); Nitron Lavsan; Pegoterate; Pegoterato [INN-Spanish]; Pegoteratum [INN-Latin]; Poly(ethylene terephthalate); Poly(ethylene terephthalate) glycol; Polyethylene terephthalate film; Scotch Par; Superfloc; Terephtahlic acid-ethylene glycol polyester; Terfan; Tergal; Terom; Terphan; VFR 3801; Vituf; Poly(oxyethyleneoxyterephthaloyl); [ChemIDplus] Alathon; Estar; PET; [HSDB]
Available as oriented film or fiber; [HSDB] Clear to greyish-white pellets; Odorless; [DAK Americas MSDS]
"Tested in USSR in plastic repair of damaged knee joints." [ChemIDplus] Used in surgical sutures and implants; [REPROTOX] Used for wash-and-wear fabrics (blended with cotton), worsteds and suitings (blended with wool), packaging films, recording tapes, bottles and containers for soft-drinks, water, edible oils, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, and beer, and in electrical applications including dielectric metal foil capacitors; [HSDB] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]
Particles may cause mechanical eye irritation; Not a skin irritant; [HSDB] A mild eye irritant; Not irritating or sensitizing in human patch tests; Animal studies demonstrate no developmental, reproductive, carcinogenic, or mutagenic effects; [DAK Americas MSDS]
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