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Plastic Properties and Benefits
There are several different plastics used in food grade plastic packaging. As a blow molded plastics manufacturer Aaron Packaging primarily manufactures with the following plastic resins: HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene, Polypropylene, LDPE (Low Density Poly Ethylene), and K Resin (a type of Poly Styrene).
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Many of the bottles Aaron Packaging articles are fabricated from HDPE. It is one of the a lot of accepted plastics acclimated in manufacturing, HDPE is accepted for its backbone and strength. While not as bright as added plastics HDPE bottles and containers are clear-cut and you are able to see your artefact central the bottle. The thicker or added the canteen the beneath accuracy the bottles have. HDPE bottles and containers aswell are able to bear colder and freezing temperatures actual able-bodied (-100° F) and college temperatures moderately able-bodied (near 190° F). We are aswell able to draft HDPE bottles in altered colors. Aaron Packaging stocks both accustomed and white HDPE artificial bottles and containers.
We also manufacture several bottles from Polypropylene. There are a few distinct differences between PP and HDPE. Polypropylene bottles are a contact clear, so even though the bottle appears to be cloudy, when the bottle is filled your product is easily seen. We carry several spice bottles in PP for the clarity. Another benefit of Polypropylene bottles is that they are able to withstand high temperatures, up near 240° F), making bottles and containers made from PP ideal for hot-filling. We stock polypropylene bottles for sauces and other items that may need to be hot-filled. Polypropylene is less suitable for freezing temperatures where it can become brittle; however there are additives that can be added to polypropylene to make it able to withstand freezing temperatures and we stock a wide range of freezer grade polypropylene tubs.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
The main benefit of Low Density Polyethylene plastic bottles is that they are squeezable making them ideal for condiments, honey, and lotions. LDPE plastic bottles tend to have slightly better clarity than HDPE. Bottles made from LDPE are strong and have very good impact resistance. LDPE can also withstand cold temperatures very well but are not ideal for hot-filled applications.
If you are looking for a glossy clear bottle then a plastic bottle made from K-Resin may be what you are looking for. K-Resin is a type of food grade polystyrene that provides clarity along with very good impact resistance, as opposed to most polystyrene plastic containers that can be very brittle. K-Resin bottles can show off your product very well. We have a wide range of spice bottles as well as several sizes honey bears in K-Resin.
As a distributor we also supply plastic bottles and containers that are made from PET, Polystyrene, and PVC. Here are some of the properties and benefits of bottles and containers made from these plastic resins.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
PVC bottles can have good clarity allowing your product to be seen. PVC is the third most produced plastic however it is not as common in food packaging as other plastics. It has good chemical resistance and works well with soaps, lotions, and industrial applications. We stock only a few bottles made from this kind of plastic.
Polystyrene can be used to make some extremely clear bottles and jars. Many bottles for the nutritional supplement and cosmetic industries are made from Polystyrene. It is more rigid than PET but just as clear. One drawback of polystyrene is that it has lower impact resistance than many of the other plastics and although it is durable it can crack or break with enough force.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE)
One of the a lot of accepted plastics acclimated in the aliment industry is PET or PETE. PET bottles are as bright as bottle and are generally acclimated to advice humans see your product. PET bottles do not accept as top of temperature attrition (less than 120° F) as HDPE and PP and are not acceptable for hot-fill applications after getting accurately fabricated for hot-fill by way of additives. It aswell can alone handle algid temperatures to about -40° F. Due to a altered accomplishment action than what Aaron Packaging currently uses we do not accomplish any PET bottles. As a benefactor we do banal several PET bottles and jars in a array of sizes. For more information and more helpful articles visit .