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What are PET or PETE Plastic Bottles and their common uses?
P.E.T. or P.E.T.E bottles are frequently used for plastic carbonated beverage and water bottles. PET is an acronym for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic resin and a type of polyester. Manufacturers use PET plastic to package products because of its strength, thermo-stability and transparency. Customers choose PET because it is inexpensive, lightweight, resealable, shatter-resistant and recyclable. PET bottles are labeled with a resin identification code #1 PETE imprinted on or near the side or bottom of the container.
Properties of PET Plastic Bottles
- Clear and optically smooth surfaces for oriented films and bottles.
- Excellent barrier to oxygen, water, and carbon dioxide.
- High impact capability and shatter resistance.
- Excellent resistance to most solvents.
- Capability for hot-filling.
Common Uses for PET Plastic Bottles
- Soft Drinks
- Sports Drinks
- Salad Dressing
Products Made with PET Recycled Content
- Carpet Fiber
- Fleece Jackets
- Comforter Fill
- Tote Bags
- Food Containers
- Water Bottles
- Plastic Film & Sheet
- Plastic Strapping
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