Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a resin in the polyester family used in many thermoforming applications including food, personal care, medical and other consumer product packaging.

Properties:

  • Outstanding clarity
  • Strong yet lightweight
  • Hygenic and safe for direct food contact
  • Resists cracking
  • Barrier to moisture and gas
  • Can be colored or tinted

 

Tray-Pak processes several types of PET, including:

APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate)

  • APET is virgin PET with high clarity and luster

RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate)

  • Environmentally responsible material with 25 – 100% of recycled content

PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate glycol-modified)

  • PETG is a modified PET enhanced for superb strength and impact resistance

TerraPET

  • TerraPET is PET blend consisting of up to 30% renewable content derived from sugar cane.