An Overview of Plastic Container

Update:17 Jul 2018

In today's fast paced world, the use of plastic contain […]

In today's fast paced world, the use of plastic containers has made an impact in terms of convenience and practicality. More and more food products and beverages are packaged in plastic containers. Plastic containers are a cost-efficient way of packaging products that now come in a variety of styles and kinds which will surely appeal to any type of industry. They may be bought per piece either for individual or home purposes or by bulk for businesses. There are a lot of companies that offer plastic jars and bottles as containers that are long-lasting, reusable and affordable.

Plastic containers are usually an encasement, and sometimes with a lid to cover it, both articles may be bought as one or may be combined to find what best fits your needs. They are available in clear natural plastic, but there are also a lot of colors available to fit your preference. They come in countless sizes and shapes. Some companies even offer custom printed plastic containers to complement your desired style. Plastic containers are used to store almost all items from food to medicine to paint to medical specimen, although there are some products which are not stain resistant or heat resistant, so make sure to choose the best container fit for the intended purpose.

Plastic containers are usually made from PP, PET, PVC, CPET, or other plastics. The thicker walled containers cost slightly more than the thin-walled containers since the thicker sides may help reduce product weight loss.

Probably, the best known plastic containers are those used to store carbonated drinks. Polyethylene terephthalate is a popular choice among cola manufacturers since these are abrasion resistant and can withstand acidity levels from the acidic agents of fruits and vegetables.

On the other hand, high density polyethylene is used as plastic containers for detergents or other cleaning solvents. While water bottles are mostly polyvinyl chloride. Most of the disposable plastic containers used in homes or take-out restaurants are commonly made of low density polyethylene.