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Properties of Resins

  Polyester Polyester Polyvinyl Chloride Barex® Polyethylene Polypropylene
 Properties PET PETG PVC Barex® HDPE LDPE PP
 Clarity  Clear Clear Clear Clear Opaque Opaque Translucent
 Rigidity/
 Stiffness
Moderate to High Moderate to High Moderate to High High Moderate Low Moderate to High
 Impact
 Resistance
Good to Excellent Good Fair to Good Fair to Good Good to Excellent Excellent Poor to Good
 Low Temp.
 Impact
 Resistance
Fair to Good Poor Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Good to Excellent Excellent Poor to Good
 Stress Crack
 Resistance
Good to Excellent Good Good to Excellent Good to Excellent Good to Excellent Good Good to Excellent
 Moisture
 Barrier
Fair to Good Fair to Good Fair Fair Good to Excellent Good Good to Excellent
 Oxygen
 Barrier
Good Good Good Excellent Poor Poor Poor
 Scuff
 Resistance
Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Very Good Very Good Very Good
 
 Resistance To:
Acids  Fair to Good Fair to Good Good to Excellent Fair to Good Fair to Very Good Fair to Very Good Fair to Good
Alcohols  Good Good Good to Very Good Good Good Good Good
Alkalis  Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Good to Very Good Good Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Very Good
 Mineral Oils  Good Good Good Excellent Fair Poor to Fair Fair
Solvents  Good Good Fair to Good Excellent Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Poor to Good
 Heat  Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Poor to Fair Good Fair Good
 Cold  Good Good Fair Fair Excellent Excellent Poor to Fair
Sunlight  Good Good Poor to Good Poor to Good Fair Fair Fair

This information is supplied for use as a guideline only. Information may vary under certain conditions. It is the responsibility of the customer to test the compatibility of each bottle for its intended use.
 

 

Technical Article: The Necessity of Obtaining Closure Samples and Information Prior to a Plastic Bottle Production Run

Child Resistant Closure Specifications

Material Codes/Recycling Symbols

Freight Classifications

Properties of Resins

SPI Neck Finish Specifications

Technical Article: The Blow Molding
Process
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Technical Article: The Market Share
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Third Party Packaging Certification Agencies

Torque Guidelines for Closures