Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. PET features excellent mechanical, optical, and electrical properties.
The annual U.S. consumption volume of polypropylene is approximately 37 billion pounds and is second only to polyethylene.
The current U.S. production level for ABS is approximately 1.2 billion pounds per year. The main reason for the widespread use of ABS is its unique combination of properties that can be attributed to the composition of its three main components.
PETG, PCTA, and PCTG are glycol-modified copolyesters, or otherwise known as “glass” polymers.
Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM) is a common blow molding technology used with many different types of plastics, including, but not limited to, PP (Polypropylene), HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). It’s commonly used for containers requiring special barriers to oxygen and moisture to improve stability.
PMMA, being the first transparent thermoplastic material, contributed to the use of plastic materials as a substitute for optically transparent glass applications.
Glass containers offer a highly sustainable solution to your packaging needs. Glass is 100% recyclable and if recycled properly it will never lose its purity or its quality no matter how many times it is reused. Glass recycling is also an efficient and effective process that can turn old glass bottles into a completely new product. This recyclability is not only important for the environment, but also for manufacturers, because it can save money and reduce emissions.
The two most important container measurements are overflow capacity (OFC) and net fill capacity (NFC). Understanding the difference between the two can assist in picking the correct package for your application and minimizing the amount of filling and label claim errors.