Exploring the World of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a thermoplastic polymer characterised bya linear molecular structure composed of repeating units of ethyleneterephthalate. It is widely used in various industries, including packaging,textiles, and films, due to its transparency, versatility, and recyclability. PETis produced through a polymerization process involving purified terephthalicacid (PTA) or dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) and ethylene glycol. In its solidstate at room temperature, PET exhibits specific physical properties such asa density of around 1.38 g/cm³ and hardness measured on the Shore D scale.With a relatively high melting point of approximately 260 degrees Celsius,PET is known for its durability, chemical resistance, and suitability forapplications ranging from plastic bottles to synthetic fibres.

PET gained commercial importance in the 1970s with the development of PETbottles, revolutionizing the packaging industry. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)is a remarkably versatile polymer with applications spanning various industries.Its lightweight, transparent, and recyclable nature makes it a primary choice forpackaging, dominating the bottle and container market. PET recycling contributessignificantly to resource conservation, reduces waste, and supports a circulareconomy by decreasing the environmental impact associated with the productionof virgin PET. Research and innovations are ongoing to explore ways to enhancethe biodegradability of PET.

PET is not inherently biodegradable, its recyclability and other sustainablepractices, such as reducing single-use plastics and promoting proper wastemanagement, play crucial roles in mitigating its environmental impact. Raisingpublic awareness about the environmental impact of PET, the importance ofproper waste disposal, and the benefits of recycling can foster responsibleconsumer behaviour and industry practices. Polyethylene terephthalate, alsoknown as PET or PETE is a non-toxic, lightweight, and flexible polymer that iseffectively recyclable and reusable. Without losing its chemical qualities, it canbe treated three to four times.

Bariz Multiplast is using PET raisins to manufacture bottles of different shapes and sizes including but not limited to 100 ml, 150 ml, 200 ml catering to various industries like Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics, etc.