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Arnite® - PET & PBT

High performance engineering polyester plastics (PBT, PET, and blends) that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.

ARNITE®  - PET & PBT

High strength and rigidity

Arnite (PBT, PET, and blends) are high-performance engineering plastics that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics. As a result, Arnite A (PET) and Arnite T (PBT) are well suited for a broad range of automotive, electrical & electronic and consumer goods applications. A wide portfolio of Arnite is available including unreinforced, reinforced and flame retardant grades.

Our markets

  • Automotive

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    Arnite is ideal for a wide range of demanding automotive applications – from the braking system to adaptive forward lighting, to windscreen wiper housings.

  • Electrical and electronics

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    The good match of product characteristics and processibility of Arnite and the demanded properties in the Electrical and electronic industry makes Arnite a material of choice for applications from white goods connectors until ...

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    Our innovative high performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges. Our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.

Customer cases

Automotive lighting frames

For headlamp frames Arnite is ideal thanks to its exceptionally low outgassing qualities – which is why Mercedes chose the material for its next generation of adaptive forward lighting modules.

Product information

Arnite T (polybutylene terephthalate) and Arnite A (polyethylene terephthalate ) are extremely versatile, sustainable, high-performance thermoplastics that offer key benefits over both metals and other plastics. Discover their properties, processing characteristics, and of course the different grades we offer.

  • Properties

    From chemical and heat resistance to dimensional stability, flame retardance and low outgassing, Arnite offers a broad range of excellent properties.

  • Processing

    Arnite® is easy to process, with excellent flow characteristics, and high crystallinity to ensure rapid cooling times.

  • Portfolio

    Arnite® A and Arnite T are high-performance engineering plastics that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.

Featured customer applications

Tennis racket strings

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

Arnite® (PET) in strings results in fantastic playing dynamics;Perfect speed control;Low creep;High strings tension vertical and horizontal

Automotive Connectors

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals | E-Components

Stanyl® PA46, ForTii® PA4T, EcoPaXX® PA410, Akulon® PA66, Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT allow for reliable solutions due to high temperature resistance, high mechanical property levels and good electrical insulation properties; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions due to a better flowability and processability than PPS and PPA enabling therefore thin wall designs; ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions exposed to very high peak temperatures due to its melting point of 325 C

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