Why PET and HDPE Plastics?

Plastic packaging is critical for packaging goods and essentials for everyday life. PET and HDPE are types of plastics that are ideal for packaging common goods.

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is strong, lightweight, safe, recyclable, BPA free and transparent. The characteristics of PET make it an ideal packaging material for water, juice, tea, carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks and food products such as dressings, condiments and edible oils. PET plastic has a lower carbon footprint than other alternatives for common beverage packages.

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is also a commonly used plastic packaging material, which is strong, lightweight, safe, durable, versatile and impact resistant. Many HDPE containers are recyclable and are frequently used as packaging for food products, cleaning products, laundry detergent and shampoo bottles.

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