Help To Accelerate PET Plastic Recycling

Today, most types of plastic are not recyclable — only plastics #1, #2, and #5 are widely recycled. Each family of plastics requires different processes. Even within a single plastic type, different melting points for specific types of packaging means they cannot be mixed. For example, PET bottles and PET thermoform clamshell packaging, although made […]

What is PETG?

Durable. Virtually unbreakable. Affordable. Polyethylene terephthalate, commonly referred to as PETG or PET-G, is a thermoplastic polyester with remarkable chemical resistance, durability and excellent manufacturing moldability. Because of its low molding temperature, PETG can be easily vacuum and pressure molded as well as heat bent. This makes it very popular for consumer and commercial applications […]

Is there a difference between PET/APET/PETG?

There is no difference between PET and APET plastic. PET is a polyester, chemically known as polyethylene terephthalate. PET can be made from polymers arranged in two main ways; amorphous or crystalline. In fact, with one major exception, everything you touch is amorphous. Microwave food trays, when made from PET, are made from C-PET (crystalline […]