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 […]

Little Known Facts about PET Plastics

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is actually polyester. When PET is used in bottles, containers and other applications, it is called PET or PET resin. When PET is used as a fiber, it is often referred to as polyester. The PET bottle was invented by Nathaniel C. Wyeth, a DuPont engineer and brother of American painter Andrew […]

Basic Definition of PET Plastic

The Basic Definition of PET Plastics Before we discuss the ins and outs of PET plastic, you may want to know what PET plastic stands for. PET is short for its chemical name: polyethylene terephthalate. PET is often abbreviated as PETE, PETG, APET, PETP or PET-P. Similar to tissue paper, which is often called “Kleenex,” […]