What is PET?
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, and is a form of polyester. PET containers are easily identified by the #1 code on or near the bottom. PET is a transparent, lightweight, strong, safe, shatterproof and recyclable packaging material with an inherent barrier suitable for a wide array of product applications.
PET is commonly used to package soft drinks, water, juice, peanut butter, salad dressings, beer and increasingly for wine and spirits. PET can also be produced in sheet form, then formed into cups and rigid packaging for items such as berries, cakes, pies, salads and other deli selections.