WHAT IS PET?
PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a transparent, lightweight, strong, safe, shatterproof and recyclable packaging material. A suitable package for everything from specialty beverages like fresh Milk to ketchup.
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, and is a form of polyester. PET bottles and containers have been safely used to package beverage, food, personal care and household items since the introduction of the first PET bottle in the 1970s; they are easily identified by the #1 code on or near the bottom.
Packaging designers and manufacturers like PET because it’s safe, strong, transparent and versatile, and helps protect product integrity, freshness and taste. Consumers choose it for its clarity, safety, light weight, reseal-ability, shatter-resistance and innovative style.
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Products packaged in PET include beverages, water, peanut butter, Oil, Juice, Dairy, Spice, Halva, Tahini, produce, deli items, candy, baked goods and non-food items such as household cleaners, and health and beauty products.
PET is approved as safe for food and beverage content by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and similar regulating agencies throughout the world. It has been used to package beverages, food and other products for more than 30 years.
As a consumer, you desire package innovations that are safe, convenient, offer increasingly sophisticated products, and are made with high product integrity. You also want a package that has verifiable environmental attributes including reduced package weights, manufacturing efficiencies and a strong closed-loop recycling system that you can help support through your own day-to-day PET recycling efforts.
PET delivers, offering innovative, reliable bottles and containers for just about every product imaginable. A transparent, lightweight, strong and shatterproof packaging material, your PET package protects its contents and preserves its taste in a safe, convenient, recyclable package.