PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is the common name for a unique plastic belonging to the polyester family. It is produced using raw materials derived from crude oil and natural gas, with the key components being purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG). These components are chemically reacted through a polycondensation process to form a base polymer, which goes through solid stating process to become PET resins. These resins are suitable for producing packaging either in blow molded or thermoformed.
PET is used in beverage and food packaging and other applications, such as packaging for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, homecare, healthcare and industrial applications. PET has been successfully replacing aluminum, PVC and glass for its favorable environmental impact. PET packaging has proven to be the best material for beverage containers due to the superior overall performance with respect to properties, life-cycle, environmental friendliness and cost.
Outstanding qualities of PET include being strong, lightweight, safe, resistance to chemicals and recyclability. PET is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. It can be recycled multiple times into clothing, carpets and other applications. High technology even allows recycled PET to meet the same level of safety as virgin PET resins. PET does not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, dioxins and other hazardous chemicals.
PET offers attractive benefits for brand owners and customers, such as:
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- promoting transparency to display the product
- protecting the product with innovative barrier properties
- encouraging creative package design
- reducing transportation cost and greenhouse gas emissions
- providing a long shelf life
PET Packaging resins
We produce a variety of PET resins including hot-fill, low and high IV, heavy metal free, plant PET, fast re-heat, general grade and film grade to serve a variety of markets including carbonated soft drink (CSD), water, juice, food, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, homecare, healthcare, APET sheet and film extrusion applications. Our products are marketed under RAMAPET®, PERFORMANCE™ and Afron® brands.
As a part of product-mix diversification initiative and to expand the range high value-added products, new products have been developed, such as tire cord, extrusion blow molded polymers, intravenous tubes, slow crystalizing PET resin for thick walled containers and many others.
PET Packaging materials
Through Petform, our partnership with Serm Suk and Thai-Beverage, we offer packaging solutions to food and beverage producers in the region. We manufacture a range of PET preforms, bottles and closures.
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