PET Plastics for Utility and Sustainability

by Ricky Martin Marketing Consultant
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate and is most commonly used thermoplastic in the world. It is known by variety of names in different industries. Like in textile industries it is known by the trade name “polyester”, in case of bottling and packaging it is commonly known as PET or PET resin and it is known as an engineering plastic when it is combined with other materials like glass fibers or carbon nanotubes to significantly increase the material’s strength.

Some of the important characteristics of PET are mentioned below-
  • High clarity
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good gas and moisture barrier
  • Medium rigidity
  • High impact resistance
  • Medium scratch resistance
  • Food contact safety
  • Temperature tolerance of -50 degrees F to 110 degrees F
  • It is shatterproof
  • It is widely available as an economical and recyclable plastics

How are PET plastics made?
There are leading single-stage PET bottle manufacturers and PET bottle suppliers who use machineries of industrial standards to ensure their up-to-date manufacturing of PET bottles in compliance with international practices.

There are 2 ways of producing a PET package-
  1. Thermoforming- a process by which a sheet of PET plastic is heated and shaped using a mold to give it a desired shape.
  2. Blow molding- it is typically used to make containers with narrow mouths.

Consumer benefits of using PET plastic containers
PET bottle manufacturers produce different kinds of containers for the use of consumers. There are certain benefits of PET plastic containers-

  • PET plastic containers provides ease to storage
  • It is easy to clean
  • It is portable
  • It has an ability to re-seal
  • They come is innovative packaging designs and wide-array of applications

Consumers often demand of sustainable packaging for foods and beverages and with the growing demand of consumers, PET is becoming a sustainable packaging material of choice due to many reasons. Some of them are listed below-

  • It protects beverages and prevents wastage due to its ability of being re-sealed.
  • It is safe and non-toxic
  • PET bottle manufacturers can cut down on the energy used in production as well as the resources needed
  • It reduces carbon footprint
  • It is fully recyclable

PET is a great material overall as it has a unique blend of qualities that make it extremely useful for consumer products and also in textiles.

Author’s Bio-

This article speaks about the contribution of PET bottle manufacturers and PET bottle suppliers for the economic sustainability and it also states the importance of PET along with its uses.

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