- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET): PET comes from the polyester family, it is commonly used in beverage, food and other liquid containers. It has a strong gas and moisture barrier which help keep its contents chemically safe. It is very impact-resistant, shatter-proof, naturally clear (but can be colored) and has a glass-like transparency. It is also considered the "eco-friendliest" plastic since it is the number one recycled plastic in the globe.
- Closure: the device that seals a bottle, keeping all its contents from spilling out.
- Closure size: the measurement of the neck finish of a bottle, expressed in two numbers.
- Injection Molding: a process by which a plasticized material is forced into a mold in order to create a container.
ANATOMY OF A PET BOTTLE
WHY WE CHOOSE POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET):
PET is arguably one of the most eco-friendly packaging materials available as it is infinitely recyclable, lightweight & non-toxic in nature.
When it comes to performance, PET is the one to shine through it's the high clarity level & better impact properties when compared to HDPE. With its glass-like transparency vibrant colors can easily be seen though PET packaging making it the clear choice.
LET'S TALK SAFETY
There are misconceptions about PET plastic: PET is 100% free of Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, dioxins, lead, cadmium or endocrine disruptors. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is not used in the making of PET, it is present in polycarbonate (a different plastic). PET does not have any trace amount of BPA & no toxins are transmitted to the contents of PET packaging when heated or frozen.
For more information on why "PET is BEST" click here.