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General information on the properties of our plastic bottles.

Properties PET PETG PVC HDPE LDPE PP
Clarity Clear Clear Clear Opaque or Translucent Translucent Translucent
Rigidity Moderate to High Moderate to High Moderate to High Moderate Low Moderate to High
Impact Resistance Good to Excellent Good Fair to Good Good to Excellent Excellent Poor to Good
Low temp Impact Resistance Fair to Good Poor Poor to Fair Good to Excellent Excellent Poor to Good
Stress Crack Resistance Good To Excellent Good Good to Excellent Good To Excellent Good Good to Excellent
Moisture Barrier Fair to Good Fair to Good Fair Good to Excellent Good Good to Excellent
Oxygen Barrier Good Good Good Poor Poor Poor
Scuff Resistance Poor To Fair Poor To Fair Poor To fair Very Good Very Good Very Good
Title: General information on the properties of our plastic bottles.
Description: Clarity, Rigidity, Impact Resistance, Low Temp Impact Resistance, Stress Crack Resistance, Moisture Barrier, Oxygen Barrier, and Scuff Resistance
Published: 6/10/2008
Last Edited: 2/25/2022
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