Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

What is PET Resin?

PET is an abbreviation for Polyethylene Terephthalate. PET is the common name for a unique plastic belonging to the polyester family. Raw materials for PET are derived from crude oil and natural gas.

What products are made from PET?

PET is used to manufacture an array of plastic products used in society, including:

  • Consumer Product Packaging
  • Food Packaging
  • Fibers
  • Truck Liners
  • Automobile Carpeting
  • Geotextile Fabrics
  • Cellular
  • Soft Drink & Water Bottles
  • Personal Care Products
  • Industrial strapping

Why is PET used to manufacture these products?

In addition to being environmentally friendly, PET is a lightweight, transparent, durable, inert, and safe raw material.