What Types of Plastics Used to Make Bottles (Part 2) - Hassan Plas Packaging What Types of Plastics Used to Make Bottles (Part 2) - Hassan Plas Packaging


What Types of Plastics Used to Make Bottles (Part 2)

by / Friday, 04 March 2016 / Published in Milk Processing

Bottles are in use for many year different types of materials have been used to make bottles like glass bottles, metallic bottles/containers and now plastic bottles are capturing the market. Where ever you go in your daily life you will see plastic bottles or containers everywhere. Plastic bottles are found in stores, shops, homes, offices, workplaces, schools, bars, café shops, bathroom, and bedroom etc. Plastic bottles & containers that are designed for packaging can be made from a variety of materials and can be fashioned into an almost unlimited array of shapes and sizes. The choice of plastic will vary based upon a specific packaging application or use.

Here is the list of plastic materials/resin used to make plastic bottles.

High Density Polyethylene Bottles

To read more see: 1st Part

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Plastic Bottles & Containers

To read more see: 1st Part

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastic Bottles

To read more see: 1st Part

Polycarbonate (PC) Plastic Bottles

Polycarbonate plastic is a clear and transparent plastic with good physical and chemical properties. The most common example of PC bottles are 9 gallon water bottle and baby milk bottles.

Bisphenol A (BPA) and Polycarbonate

Initially Polycarbonate was made from Bisphenol A route. A research showed that bisphenol A is not good for health and PC bottles banned in many countries. Different plastic are available for bottling that are free from BPA but now a days PC also available in BPA free form.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Plastic Bottles

ABS is the most common engineering polymer. ABS is used from pipes to housing and casing for electronic. ABS is also blended with PC and have better properties high impact strength. ABS is also used to make bottles. ABS is a blend of three components

  1. Acrylonitrile
  2. Butadiene
  3. Styrene

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Bottles

It’s naturally clear resin that is resistant to oils and provides an excellent barrier to most gases. Rigid PVC has excellent resistance to strong acids, bases, and many organic solvents. PVC is also one of the least expensive plastics. PVC Plastic Bottles are an excellent choice for salad dressings, mineral oil, and vinegar. It is also frequently used for shampoos and cosmetic products.

Polypropylene (PP) Plastic Bottles

Is mainly used in the manufacturing of jars, food packaging, laboratory equipment, plastic caps/closures, and auto components. One key advantage of polypropylene is its stability when exposed to high temperatures. This quality allows Polypropylene to be filled with hot products and dishwasher safe food containers.

Polystyrene (PS) Plastic Bottles

It is a clear and rigid economical plastic that is used in disposable cutlery, plastic models, CD and DVD cases, and smoke detector housings. Products made from Extruded polystyrene (XPS) can be found in packing materials, insulation, and foam drink cups.

Polystyrene is not easily recycled due to its light weight (especially if it’s XPS). Polystyrene does not biodegrade, and is often an abundant pollution along beaches and waterways.

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