Polyethylene terephthalate or PET is an imperative packaging material used in different industries. As the demand has increased for different types of PET bottles in the market, the reputed blow moulds manufacturer in India like Ashish Tools has ventured into its production on a large scale.
PET bottles are made with the help of pet preform injection moulds and injection molding machines. The popularity of polyethylene terephthalate bottles in different industrial packaging solutions has been huge. So, it is quite evident that demand for these bottles in the market has also taken the path up the ladder. Some of the reasons for their popularity in the market are as follows: Read more
PET is an acronym for polyethylene terephthalate – a synthetic resin of thermoplastic polymer. Although the progression in science of polymer was evident from the mid 18th century, the basic material of PET was patented for the first time around a century later in the year 1941. During Word War-2, it became a material of commercial applications right from fabrics to packaging. It was the year 1971 when the first PET bottle was patented.
Interestingly, around the globe, it is referred as a material carrying more popular local brand names, for example, Terylene in the United Kingdom, Lavsan in the once-upon-a- time USSR and polyester in the United States. PET, as a material, has always been in use in the textile industry, but in the contemporary times, it is hugely being used in the bottling industry around the globe. Consequently, the makers of PET blow moulding and hot runner systems have elevated to the occasion. Read more
Thanks to the polymer chemists who formulated polyethylene terephthalate, PET in short, the techniques of packaging have undergone revolutionary changes for the items from the FMCG segment in particular. It was found to be an ideal medium to pack mineral or filtered water, aerated beverages including spirits and liquor, processed syrups, sauces, edible oils, personal care items like shampoo and lotions, detergents, insecticides and industrial oils etc.
Indeed, the FMCG industry found PET to be the most favourable since it was extremely light and unbreakable as compared to the conventional glass, ceramics, tin, and even aluminium. Further the design and size of the packaging too happened to have ample scope for attractive variations and above all, PET packaging meant optimum shelf life. However, environmentalists including the NGT (National Green Tribunal) raised doubts over the PET technology despite scientific studies proving that it is no more harmful and that it can be recycled.