PET (or Polyethylene terephthalate) is a plastic often used in the manufacture of plastic drinks bottles, salad trays and clothing. It is often used with thermoforming, injection moulding and blow moulding processes.

PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate – or rather: Poly Ethylene Terephthalate

PET is most often used as fibres in polyester clothing, food trays and in drinks bottles. In drinks bottle production PET is often used because of its lightweight nature, making it cheaper and less wasteful to use in manufacturing.

PET can be recycled a number of times making it highly sustainable. It is claimed that around 60% of plastic bottles are collected and recycled in the UK.

PET does not contain the chemical BPA, which can be found in some other plastics. It is safe for use as food and drinks containers for adults and children.

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