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PROPERTIES OF RESINS

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PolyesterPolyester
Polyvinyl ChloridePolyethylenePolyethylenePolypropylene
PROPERTIES
PETPETGPVC
HDPELDPEPP
Clarity
ClearClear
ClearTranslucentTranslucentTranslucent
Rigidity/Stiffness

Moderate to High

Moderate to High

Moderate

to High 

ModerateLowModerate to High
Impact Resistance
Good to Excellent
Good
Fair to GoodGood to ExcellentExcellentPoor to Good

Low Temperature

Impact Resistance

Fair to Good
PoorPoor to FairGood to ExcellentExcellentPoor to Good
Stress Crack Resistance
Good to Excellent
GoodGood to ExcellentGood to ExcellentGoodGood to Excellent
Moisture Barrier
Fair to Good
Fair to GoodFairGood to ExcellentGoodGood to Excellent
Oxygen Barrier
Good
GoodGoodPoorPoorPoor
Scuff Resistance
Poor to  Fair
Poor to FairPoor to FairVery GoodVery GoodVery Good
RESISTANCE TO:






Acids
Fair to Good
Fair to Good
Good to ExcellentFair to Very GoodFair to Very Good
Fair to Good
Alcohols
Good
Good
Good to Very GoodGoodGoodGood
Alkalis
Poor to FairPoor to Fair
Good to Very Good 
Good to Very GoodGood to Very GoodVery Good
Mineral Oils
GoodGood
GoodFairPoor to FairFair
Solvents
GoodGood
Fair to GoodPoor to FairPoor to FairPoor to Good
Heat
Poor to FairPoor to fairPoor to FairGoodFairGood
Cold
GoodGoodFairExcellentExcellentPoor to Fair
Sunlight
GoodGoodPoor to GoodFairFairFair



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.