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Polyethene Terephthalate

A plastic commonly used for thermoforming
Also known as
polyethene terephthalate, PET

What is Polyethene Terephthalate?

PET (polyethene terephthalate) is the go-to for thermoformed containers and trays because of its high strength barrier that protects from outside elements. It's safe for food and beverage packaging.

Why choose it?

  • Widely accepted for curbside recycling
  • Takes on colorants well
  • Safe for food
  • Can be completely clear

Why not choose it?

  • Low resistance to heat
  • Derived from fossil fuels