P.E.T. Facts

What is PET?

PET, or p.e.t. is a plastic resin, it is strong, transparent and light and the most common type of polyester.

 

Why PET?

PET bottles and jars are transparent, which is very appealing to both manufacturers and customers. The packaged product is clearly visible, yet especially with our hermetically sealed PET cans, it can have a long shelf life without the nasty preservatives. PET packaging is very light, which makes it more economical for long distance transportation.

 

Is PET safe?

Containers made from PET are safer than glass as PET is a remarkably strong material. 

 

Is it safe to refill a PET Plastic Bottle?

Yes. The PET bottle itself poses no danger when refilled. PET is an inert plastic and does not leach harmful materials into its contents -- either when a beverage is stored unopened, or when bottles are refilled or frozen. 

As per the NAPCOR PET safety press release, September 25th, 2007, the PET container has has been safely used for many years and undergone rigorous testing under FDA guidelines to ensure it's safety as a food and beverage container suitable for storage and reuse.

Opened bottles can harbor bacteria, however, as will mugs, glasses or any other beverage container. PET bottles are no more likely to foster bacteria than any other packaging or drink container. Ideally, all drinking containers -- including PET bottles -- should be washed with hot, soapy water and dried thoroughly prior to reuse.

 

Is PET free from BPA?

PET does not contain BPA. The two plastics are chemically different. The safety of PET bottles and food containers has been repeatedly demonstrated under all sorts of conditions through 30 years of testing and approved by virtually every health-safety agency in the world.

http://www.petresin.org/news_NoBPAinPET.asp