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PET Production Process


Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a versatile plastic from the polyester family. The resin identification code for this plastic is "1." PET starts as a liquid monomer. It is then made into a stable, solid polymer that is used to make cups and containers through thermoforming. NAPCOR's Positively PET provides more information about PET.



Recovery & Recycling Information 


Clear, thermoformed PET without ink or labels is accepted for recycling throughout most of the U.S. and Canada. However, sorting facilities are unlikely to recover packaging that is less than 2”x2”x2” or black in color. Check with your local recycler to see if PET is accepted in your community’s recycling program.


Recycled PET (rPET)

is a post-consumer material, or material from a used product, that is recycled into usable material. Dart’s rPET comes from recycled water and soda bottles. Our rPET products received an FDA No Objection Letter, which deems rPET safe for use in new food and beverage packaging.

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