PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)

 

B.I.R.S. Machine & Supply distributes PBT sheet and rod

 

PBT (Polybutylene terephthalate) is one of two basic forms of polyester materials available in machinable stock shapes today. PBT offers high impact resistance along with excellent resistance to typical cleaning chemicals chlorine and caustic solutions. PBT is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with excellent machining characteristics, chemical resistance, and bearing and wear properties.  PBT has good electrical insulation properties and has good dimensional stability. PBT is approved for direct food contact by the FDA and is an ideal material for food processing equipment.

 

PBT differs from PET in that PBT has a lower strength and stiffness but this in turn increases the impact resistance of PBT. PBT also has a lower glass transition temperature. Both however are susceptible to hot water or steam if operating above 140° F.  Both PBT and PET retain more of their physical properties at elevated temperature when compared to Acetal and Nylon.

 

PBT is often used for food processing machinery applications when low moisture absorption, resistance to staining, and resistance to cleaning chemicals is required. FDA, USDA, 3A Dairy approved. Replaces brass, aluminum, steel, UHMW and Acetal. 

 

FEATURES

  • Good strength

  • High rigidity and hardness

  • Low impact strength

  • Very good creep resistance

  • Very low thermal expansion

  • Dimensional stability

  • Good chemical resistance to acids

  • Very good sliding / friction characteristics

  • Wear resistant

  • Very low moisture absorption

  • Very good electrical characteristics

  • Very low moisture absorption

 

APPLICATIONS

  •  Food piston pumps

  • Valves and valve bodies  

  • Feeder blocks  

  • Timing screws  

  • Gears  

  • Cams  

  • Bushings and bearings  

  • Wear strips  

  • Fuel pump components  

  • Fuel system connectors and rotors

 

 

B.I.R.S. Machine & Supply

12 Buckelew Bridge Road

Anniston, Alabama 36207

P: (256) 405-5370

E: salesbirsmachine@gmail.com

www.knowbirs,com

 

We are located in east Alabama just off Interstate 20 between Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama.

 

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