What is PET?
Updated: Mar 23, 2020
PET is a strong and lightweight plastic that is widely used for packaging foods and beverages, especially soft drinks, juices and water. It is also popular for packaging salad dressings, peanut butter, cooking oils, mouthwash, shampoo, liquid hand soap, window cleaner, even tennis balls. Special grades of PET are used for carry-home food containers and prepared food trays that can be warmed in the oven or microwave.
PET is approved as safe for contact with foods and beverages by the FDA and health-safety agencies throughout the world. The safety of PET for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and medical applications has been repeatedly demonstrated through extensive studies, regulatory approvals, testing, and its widespread acceptance for more than 30 years. PET is completely recyclable, and is the most recycled plastic in the world. PET can easily be identified by the number 1 in the triangular recycle code..
PET can be commercially recycled by thorough washing and re-melting, to make new PET resin. Products commonly made from recycled PET include new PET bottles and jars, carpet, industrial strapping, rope, automotive parts, fiberfill for winter jackets and sleeping bags, construction materials, and protective packaging, and also polyester yarn. PET is a very energy-efficient packaging material. Although its raw materials are derived from crude oil and natural gas, it enjoys a very favorable sustainability profile in comparison to glass, aluminum and other container materials.
At Nara Loca Abadi, we highly promote recycled PET material to many plastic manufacturers and traders around the world. We have been into recycled PET business for more than 10 years. We are creating new life for waste PET.