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PET – Polyester

Plastics like PET we come across on a daily bases, in our clothes, drinks bottles, food containers and blister packs. PET is a cost effective and lightweight plastic; PET doesn’t shatter and has excellent water resistance. If the Polyethylene Terephthalate (commonly known as PET or PETE) is of the crystalized variety the packaging products will be able to withstand both freezing and oven baking. PET is known widely in the textiles industry as polyester but is also used in engineering when it’s combined with other materials. PET is lightweight, sturdy, non-toxic and 100% recyclable.
BoPET, often known as Mylar is a Polyester film made from PET, it’s known for its high tensile strength, reflectivity, dimensional stability and can also be aluminised by evaporating metal on to it often referred to as MPET or PET film, this reduces the permeability of the film to light. PET film is used by Aeronautical and aerospace agencies and companies to reflect heat radiation and help to regulate temperature; MPET has also found its use today in X-rays, food films and photographic studios.