Plastic Bottle Materials – Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE)

Polyethylene Terephthalate (SPI code 1, known as PET, PETE, or polyester) is one of the most commonly used plastic resins for consumer goods.  PET is made from ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. When these two substances are exposed to high temperature and pressure, polthylene terephthalate is created.  It can then be used to create polyester fibers, or plastic bottles of varying shapes and sizes.

PET is a very effective material for plastic bottles for several reasons: it is strong, yet lightweight, crystal clear, it offers a good gas and moisture barrier, and lends no off-tastes to its contents.  PET plastic is very versatile and can be made into plastic bottles of virtually any size, shape, and neck design.  PET plastic bottles are excellent as food containers used for drinks, water, condiments, and other items.  PET is also commonly used to create containers and bottles for non-food items such as cosmetics and household cleaners.  It provides a good barrier to alcohol and essential oils, and generally good chemical resistance (though not from acetones and ketones which will attack PET).   PET plastic bottles boast good shelf life performance, important for preserving food or non-food contents.

If you need PET plastic bottles for your product, call All American Containers Northeast today.  We offer the widest selection of PET plastic bottles in the area. Let us help you get the ideal bottle for your product.