What is GlassPET? GlassPET is a premium material used in the manufacture of Richmond’s Iona range of premium cosmetic cylindrical 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

Thickwall GlassPET bottle neck made from fully recyclable PET materialGlassPET® 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

Iona GlassPET bottles stunning visual appearance for oils and serumsDue to its 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

Chemical resistance of GlassPET: strongly chemical resistant materialGlassPET® 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.


RIC Code 1: GlassPET is fully recyclable PET materialGlassPET® is an exceptionally eco-friendly material which can easily be recycled in standard UK household recycling schemes (Resin Identification Code #1). While other clear plastics such as Acrylic, SAN & PETG can technically be recycled, these materials fall under RIC #7 (“other”) which means mixed plastics which are not usually identifiable in standard recycling schemes. Glass, the other alternative, is of course very recycleable, but due to high amounts of energy used in the manufacturing and transportation of glass, it can tend to have a bigger carbon footprint.


Decorated GlassPET bottles - Iona rangeGlassPET® is highly customizable and easy to decorate accurately due to its rigid character.

The Iona Range

15ml Iona sustainable recyclable GlassPET serum bottle
30ml GlassPET Iona sustainable recyclable serum bottle
50ml Iona cylindrical GlassPET cosmetic PET bottle, fully recyclable
100ml Iona cylindrical cosmetic GlassPET bottle for skincare oils

The Iona range of GlassPET® cosmetic thickwall PET cylindrical bottles has a consistent 20/410 neck finish across the range, allowing great flexibility with a massive range of suitable closures.

Iona GlassPET bottles are available in a range of sizes - custom finishes are possible too.

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