What is GlassPET®? GlassPET is a premium material used in the manufacture of Richmond’s Island range of bottles. This amazing plastic projects the look and feel of glass and is designed to replace cosmetic glass bottles with numerous benefits. For high-end retail brands and premium products, this range speaks quality and sustainability at the same time.
Features of GlassPET:
|Physical resistance||GlassPET is much stronger than AS and Acrylic, and most importantly, is virtually unbreakable compared to glass making it the ideal choice for products being shipped by courier and post.|
|Visual appearance||Due to it’s crystal-clear characteristics and ability to mould thick-walled bottles, GlassPET is visually much closer to actual glass than most other clear plastics.|
|Chemical resistance||GlassPET has excellent chemical resistance and it is suitable for most formulations. (However, we always recommend that you perform your own tests to ensure suitability). While AS, Acrylic and PETG are not suitable for acidic products and many solvent-based products, GlassPET seems to out-perform these other materials easily.|
|Eco-friendly||GlassPET is an exceptionally eco-friendly material which can be 100% recycled (recycle code #1). While other clear plastics such as Acrylic, SAN & PETG can technically be recycled, these materials fall under recycle code #7 (“other”) which means mixed plastics and therefore poor reuse characteristics. Glass is of course very recycleable but due to high amounts of energy used in manufacture and recycle glass, it tends to have a bigger carbon footprint.|
|Decoration||GlassPET is highly customizable and easy to decorate accurately due to it’s rigid character.|
The bottles have a standard neck finish across the range and a great selection of suitable closures.
Contact us to discuss your packaging requirements.