Plastic Container Types

Amen Packaging provides plastic containers manufactured by several different suppliers. Plastic containers are manufactured from many different chemical compounds into a variety of different shapes, capacities, color, opacity and finally, durability.

Plastic containers come in a variety of types and sizes, including Boston Rounds, jugs, packers, straight sided, vials and cylinders.   Plastic containers are manufactured from a variety of poly chemical compounds. 

Polyethylene terephthalate (or PET/PETE)

Usually clear in color, the vast majority of disposable beverage and food containers and bottles are made of #1 plastic. Another common place you’d find #1 is in your household cleaning product containers.

High-density polyethylene, (or HDPE)

Most milk jugs, detergent and juice bottles, butter tubs, and toiletries containers are made of HDPE

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

It is used to make food wrap, bottles for cooking oil, shower curtains, inflatable mattresses, and the common plumbing pipes. PVC, although tough in terms of strength, it is not considered safe for cooking or heating

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)

Typically used to make grocery bags, some food wraps, squeezable bottles, and bread bags.

 Polypropylene (PP)

Common items produced with it include yogurt cups, medicine, and ketchup bottles, kitchenware and “microwave-safe” plastic containers. Polypropylene is considered microwave-safe because it is heat resistant and therefore won't get warped in a microwave. 



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