What is PET Plastic?

Polyethylene terephthalate, or PET is a recycled plastic made from fossil fuels like natural gas that is used to make bottles and other transparent products. PET continues to be recyclable, ensuring that the material is sustainable and leaves the smallest possible footprint on the environment.

Used in synthetic fibers for products such as beverages, food and liquid containers, PET is a thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family. Considered safe, it is one of the most commonly used plastic when it comes to food and drink packaging and despite its name it does not contain polyethylene.

Why is this plastic so popular? Well, not only it is made from recycled plastic and is recyclable but it also has an excellent level of wear resistance compared to other plastics. Very flexible, PET has a superior level of stability making it versatile and strong. It is one of the most important products for food storage because the plastic’s chemicals don’t leak into the fluid or food stored within it.


Recycled and recyclable, PET is a plastic that tends to be better for the environment than other plastics.

Now you may be wondering which one of our products are made of PET. Let me give you a couple of examples. Looking for a leak proof and grease proof mini dish to display dessert or appetizers? Our Black Mini Casserole Dish is the perfect idea! Also available in white, it is 100% recyclable.

cupsA lot of our Mini Cups are also made of PET such as the Clear Green Cubic Mini Cup , the Atma Round Clear Cup (see 360 video on YouTube here) or the Fani Transparent Green Cup. Great for food visibility, mini cups are perfect to display food in an elegant way and to add extra sparkle to your table.

Last but not least, all of our inserts for macaroons are also made of PET and are perfectly safe and functional to protect and transport your delicious treats.

Check out all of our other materials and products on www.packnwood.com

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