From PET to ABS, we've covered a lot of ground in our first blog series—and a lot of plastic! If you've followed along, you've learned that while there are plenty of materials you can work with, none of them are perfect. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, both in production and as far as the consumer is concerned. When you know the ins and outs of all of them, though, you're well-equipped to choose the material that's best-suited for your needs.
PET plastics are popular for plenty of reasons, not the least of which is their clarity—remember, this is a plastic that you use when you want to show off your product. If you don't necessarily need something transparent, but you want something strong and resilient, CPET could be exactly what you're looking for.
Once you get past the basic types of PET plastics, you get into the modified copolymers—these are PET plastics that have been treated with something that changes its structure. Today, I want to introduce PETG plastic, otherwise known as polyethylene terephthalate - glycol modified.
From our last blog post, you now know a little about polyethylene terephthalates, or PET plastics. You know that this type of plastic is a staple in food and beverage packaging. It's also used in the packaging of plenty of other products, though not necessarily ones you want to eat or drink—PET is a mainstay for packaging things like cosmetics and cleaning chemicals. Just look at the recycling code on any PET plastic package, and you'll see: It's number one.
Perfect Packaging Materials
There's a wide variety of plastic types, but they all have something in common: They're the heart of the packaging industry. The best plastic for you depends on your product, because they each have distinctive strengths that make them well-suited for one thing or another. Understanding these differences and knowing which are most commonly used in your industry will help you choose the best possible option for your product.
After a product is created, the way it is displayed in the packaging is another important aspect. Depending upon the store where this merchandise will be sold determines what the packaging should look like as well as how it should be displayed. Retail stores come in a variety of shapes and sizes; and because of this, retailers face some challenges when deciding what is the most suitable format of packaging for their merchandise.
By finding the best way of displaying items for consumers, retailers can ensure that their product sales will increase by attracting and keeping shoppers. Custom packaging provides the customer with a variety of options that can present their brand while keeping the product safe until purchase. With packaging methods available to hold a variety of items, each container can easily be customized according to its size, shape, and special characteristics.