What is PET Plastic?
PET, often known as PETE or Polyethylene Terephthalate, is a strong, stiff synthetic fiber derived from ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. PET is used in almost every plastic water bottle on the planet.
But what are the characteristics that make it such an excellent packaging material? PET plastic containers are not only lightweight, but they also do not react biologically with food. Also, PET is a durable, non-reactive, cost-effective, and shatterproof material, leading to increased wholesale. PET's safety in food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, and medical applications has been acknowledged by health authorities worldwide.
When compared to its competitors, PET clearly outperforms the competition. It has a lower carbon footprint during manufacturing, is easy to transport, is extremely economical, and when recycled properly, it can outperform its competitors in terms of adaptability.
PET plastic bottles have a number of advantages.
Lightweight: It is produced at a lower cost and transported with less energy.
Safe: if broken or damaged, it does not shatter and pose a hazard.
Convenient: They are also suitable for on-the-go consumption because they are safe and lightweight.
Resealable: Suitable for multi-serve packs because they can be re-sealed.
Recyclable: PET can be recycled, allowing it to be used again and again.
How can I distinguish between PET plastic bottles and other types of plastic bottle containers?
The number 1 is frequently molded on the bottom or side of PET containers, surrounded by the triangular "chasing arrows" sign with the acronym PET or PET below the triangle. PET is the only one who has the #1 identification code.