What is PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate? 4 Benefits for Your Product.

PET or polyethylene terephthalate plastic (also known as PETE) is a synthetic chemical fiber first synthesised in North America in the 1940s by a company named DuPont. The strength, thermo-stability, and transparency of PET plastic makes it a popular packaging material. Among PET's many attributes are its affordability, lightweight, resealability, shatter-resistant nature, and recycling. On or near the side or bottom of PET bottles is an identification code #1 that indicates the type of resin used in the bottle.

4 Benefits of Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastic (PET)

  1. Global safety approval and recognition

    • Polyethylene Terephthalate is approved as safe for contact with food and beverage by the US Food & Drug Administration
    • PET does not contain bisphenol-A (BPA) or phthalates (plasticizers)
  2. 100% Fully Recyclable

    • According to NAPCOR, PET is the most widely recycled material in the world
    • Labeled with Resin Recycling Code #1 PET
  3. High impact capability and shatter resistance

    • Will not shatter when dropped unlike glass products
    • Relatively cheaper than glass or stainless steel
  4. Excellent resistance to most solvents

    • Compatible with ethyl alcohol without leaching
    • Data on most solvents is readily available online for free

Products from Sailor Plastics containing Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastic or PET

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