Polybutylene Terephthalate Production Cost Analysis 2020
Polybutylene terephthalate or PBT is a thermoplastic engineering polymer that is often used for insulators in the electrical as well as the electronics industries. It was first developed by Britain's Imperial Chemical Industries or ICI. It is a thermoplastic and semi-crystalline polymer, which is a type of polyester. PBT is resistant to solvents. It shrinks very little while forming and is mechanically strong. It has a heat-resistant of up to 150 °C and can be treated with flame retardants to make it noncombustible.
Polybutylene terephthalate is closely related to other thermoplastic polyesters. While comparing it to PET, PBT has a slightly lower strength as well as rigidity, but it has better impact resistance and a lower glass transition temperature. Both PBT and PET are sensitive to hot water above 60 °C or 140 °F. PBT and PET must need UV protection if used outdoors. However, additives can be used to improve both UV and flammability properties.
PBT is used in housing electrical engineering, in automotive construction as plug connectors, and in showerheads or irons. It is also found in products like the fibres of toothbrushes, false eyelashes, and the keycaps of some high-end computer keyboards.
PBT can also be turned into yarn. Because of its chlorine resistance, it is also commonly found in swimwear.
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