What is PET?

What is PET?

PET is a very high-quality, high-purity plastic for use in the packaging industry for the production of bottles, trays and sheet.
•    High transparency ensures optimum product presentation.
•    Low weight and high strength means that consumers carry only the drink while the weight of the package is negligible.
•    Toughness ensures sturdy, practically unbreakable and safe packaging.

PET can also meet the strictest hygiene requirements for the packaging of cosmetics and foodstuffs, where product purity is paramount.  PET offers a unique combination of benefits such as as highly economical production rates, energy saving, low weight and high recycling rate.

PET has excellent material properties. PET bottles are not only very light, but also very strong and practically unbreakable. As transparent as glass, PET bottles also satisfy the very strict regulations for packaging food and drink.

PET provides a protective barrier in both directions, preventing oxygen penetrating from the outside and keeping in carbon dioxide for sparkling beverages.

A further advantage is that PET is 100% recyclable and recovered PET packaging can be re-used in many  applications through a variety of recycling procedures.  For more information of PET recycling go to www.petcore.orgThe low weight of PET bottles means that liquids can be transported with optimum packaging weight. This results in better transport utilization and economics through the value chain, with lower fuel consumption and reduced noise and pollution.