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.
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.
GlassPET® 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.
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