This perfect storm of soaring energy costs and supply chain disruptions has forced companies to seek alternatives to glass. For many, PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic offers a more reliable and cost-effective option.
With petrochemical prices volatile and recycled PET capacity still ramping up, packaging lightweighting lowers exposure to external supply shocks. Thinner preform walls and advanced base geometries can cut PET resin usage by over 25%, directly lowering per-unit materials costs.
We monitor as trends emerge in real time through customer barcode data and industry market reports, and we help drive the trends forward with ongoing solution development and firsthand work on our customers’ beverage applications.
28mm is a common preform neck finish size used for CSD bottles. The 28mm size provides a good balance between ease of blowing the bottle and having a wide enough opening for filling.
A PET preform is a small plastic part that is used as a precursor to produce a PET bottle. It is shaped like a test tube and is made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, a lightweight and shatter-resistant material that is also recyclable.