Let us first look at the different properties, comparing, HDPE v/s PET:
PET is also known as PETE or Polyester. PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and is mostly used for the manufacturing of light weight yet rigid plastic bottles for liquid or beverage consumption such as mineral or drinking water and sodas. PET is also used for many disposable plastic containers that are also used for ready made or frozen foods. PET can also be very clear plastic and can look like glass once set to its desired shape. PET can also be colour matched to be any colour.
PET bottles do not have as high of a temperature resistance (less than 131°F) as HDPE containers. PET containers can also handle cold temperatures of about -40°F.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD) plastic is one of the most common plastics used in manufacturing, HDPE is known for its durability and strength. It is FDA-approved and safe for food, liquids, and pharmaceuticals, and does not contain BPA or phthalate. While not as clear as PET plastic, HDPE bottles and containers can be translucent so you can to see your product inside the bottle. This type of plastic can also be colour matched and is popular in white.
An important property of HDPE plastic is the ability to withstand cold temperatures. HDPE plastic can endure long-term temperatures of up to -100 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows products such as food and beverages to be frozen for later use. Similiary, these plastic conatainers can withstand higher temperatures moderately well near 167°F.
A HDPE plastic bottle is economical, comes in a variety of sizes, and rank amongst the most sustainable packaging options. Regent Plast is a leading hdpe bottle manufacturer and one of the larger rigid plastic packaging companies in india,
FrequentyAksed Questions on HDPE Bottles, HDPE Caps and HDPE Containers:
Impact Strength: HDPE Bottles and HDPE caps are lightweight yet have good impact strength.
Shelf Life: Depending on the grade of HDPE, composition of content packed and storage conditions, generally speaking, the product, can enjoy good shelf life.
Chemical resistance: HDPE plastic bottles are the best choice for medicines, foods, and beverages because they have no reaction to the ingredients of items stored inside them. For this reason, HDPE bottles often contain items like medications and nutritional supplements.
Low Cost: HDPE plastic bottles are also great for the bottom line because they add little to the cost of the product.
Food grade applications: Food-grade HDPE containers are considered the safest type of plastic for food storage. These containers pass the Food and Drug Administration’s requirements for excellent food safety.
Though food-safe containers are made with HDPE, not all HDPE products are food-safe. Some HDPE applications, such as gas /lubricant cans, do not need to adhere to food safety requirements. Before using an HDPE product for food, milk, or water storage, make sure it is made with food-grade HDPE.
Is HDPE UV Resistant? Special pigment must be added to give it UV resistance.
Is HDPE Sustainable?
Yes, it is possible to make HDPE Bottles with 20% to 100% recycled HDPE made out of post consumer recycled plastics. To summarize, HDPE bottles as the most effective option from a logistics, price, quality, and environmental standpoint.
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