PET jars are a highly popular form of packaging. In fact, you probably have quite a few of them in your kitchen right now. If you are looking into using PET jars in your business, our blog will tell you everything you need to know.
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate. It is a type of polyester that can be manufactured into jars to be used as packaging.
PET jars offer a range of benefits over other forms of packaging. The benefits of PET jars include:
Essentially, yes, they are the same. In fact, polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, is the chemical name for polyester. When used in fabric applications, such as the manufacture of clothing, we generally refer to PET as polyester. When used in packaging applications, we call it PET.
As PET jars are such a versatile form of packaging with so many benefits, there are too many potential options for their use to list here. Some examples include beverages like soft drinks, fruit juices, and water, as well as mouthwash, medicines, cooking oil, salad dressing, sauces, soap, shampoo, and much more.
Yes. Think of it like this – PET is plastic, but not all plastic is PET. So, just because a product says it is plastic doesn’t mean it offers the same benefits, including food safety benefits, as PET.
PET packaging is safe for food because of the characteristics of PET. Biologically, PET is inert. This means it won’t react to the food or beverage that you put inside it. PET is also resistant to micro-organisms. It is approved for use as a food packaging material here in New Zealand as well as in the US, Europe, and around the world.
PET has also been used for food packaging for a considerable time – over 30 years. Over this time, extensive tests have been conducted verifying its safety as a food packaging option.
PET was a revolutionary food packaging product when it first started being used. Today, you can use it for the products you manufacture while enjoying the cost-effectiveness, convenience, and safety of this type of packaging.