Nationwide Manufacturer and Supplier of Plastic Containers

Resin Comparison Chart

Properties

PET Oriented

PET Unoriented

PETG

PVC Unoriented

HDPE

LDPE

PP

Clarity

Clear +

Clear +

Clear +

Clear

Translucent

Translucent+

Translucent+

Scuffing Resistance

poor/fair

poor/fair

fair

good

very good

very good

very good

Impact Strength

good to
excellent

poor to
fair

poor to
fair

fair to
good

good to
excellent

excellent

poor to good

Stiffness

moderate
to high

moderate
to high

moderate
to high

moderate
to high

moderate

low

moderate
to high

Maximum Hot Fill*

120°F

140°F

140°F

140°F

180°F

150°F

240°F

 

Permeability to:

Water

moderate

moderate

moderate

moderate

very low

low

very low

Oxygen

low

low

low

low

high

very high

high

CO2

very low

low

low

low

high

very high

moderate
to high

 

Resistance to:

Acids

fair to good

fair to good

fair

good to
very good

fair to
very good

fair to
very good

fair to
very good

Alcohols

good

good

poor

good to
very good

good

fair to
very good

good

Alkalis

poor to fair

poor to fair

poor to fair

good to
very good

good to
very good

good to
very good

very good

Minimum Temperature
(Brittleness)

- 40°C

- 40°C

30°C

- 100°C

- 100°C

0°C

Density

1.35-1.40

1.35-1.40

1.27-1.35

1.35

.94-.965

.91-.925

.89-.91

*This chart is a guideline only. Variables such as bottle weight and wall thickness may have an effect on material performance. Testing is always recommended.