PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is a synthetic material made from oil, natural gas or vegetable raw materials.
Compared to PVC, its special feature is that it is 100% recyclable and does not lose any of its properties during the recovery process, making it suitable for repeated processing to make many new products.
For the past 15 years, this material has been used at Sacar for the wrapping and packing of most small parts and hardware products, confirming the company’s commitment to a very important and heartfelt issue such as environmental sustainability, the cornerstone of its code of ethics.
What is polyethylene terephthalate?
PET is entirely generated from oil or natural gas.
Although it may seem a scarcely sustainable material, its chemical structure actually allows to emit only water, oxygen and carbon dioxide into the air upon incineration, making it a green raw material after all.
Also, PET transformation allows to save 50% of energy compared to scratch manufacturing. Therefore, it may be considered a precious, environment-friendly material, which can be easily recycled to manufacture several different products.
The benefits of PET
Besides being fully recyclable, so much so that over 80% of its mass is put back into circulation, PET packages have other advantages. For example, they meet strict hygienic requirements, which makes them among the most widely used in the food and drink, cosmetics and pharma industries.
Today, PET is used everywhere in the world. Europe, Asia and North America are the areas which use it the most, particularly for drinks and food packaging.