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January 18, 2017 - Flexible Packaging Rigid Packaging

Why PET Packaging Stands Out in the Market

According to Smithers Pira, the global PET packaging market is estimated to be worth $60 billion by 2019, up from $48.1 in 2014. Let’s take a closer look at why PET packaging stands out in the market and the role adhesives play within it:

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a plastic resin used to make beverages, food items and consumer products. It offers numerous benefits to manufacturers and consumers, including:

  • Versatility
  • Transparency
  • Lightweight
  • Safety
  • Strength
  • Shatter-resistance
  • Ease-of-use

Additionally, PET packages offer recyclability. Up to 100% of a PET package can be recycled and used to manufacture another PET package or even turned into fiber for fabrics, carpets and clothing items.

According to NAPCOR (National Association for PET Container Resources), 937 million pounds of recycled PET material was used in U.S. and Canadian end-use products a few years ago and has continued to grow.

PET packaging

Unlike other packaging materials, PET packaging also offers inherent barrier properties. As a result, using PET packaging provides greater protection against oxygen transmission. This feature extends product shelf life and prolongs freshness.

Adhesive Use in PET Packaging

Adhesives play an important role in finished PET bottle products. Once the bottles themselves are manufactured, labels are applied to them on fast line speeds. These adhesives must be able to adhere to plastic and withstand application demands.

Bostik manufactures smart bottle labeling adhesives for PET bottle applications. For example, our products offer fast set speeds and excellent PET bottle adhesion. They also have excellent tack, clean machining and eliminate label flagging.

For more information on adhesives for PET bottle labeling, call 800-7-BOSTIK.

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