Resin Comparison Guide

 
PROPERTIES PETE
Polyethylene
Terephthalate
HDPE
High Density
Polyethylene
PVC
Polyvinyl
Chloride
LDPE
Low Density
Polyethylene
PP
Polypropylene
PS
Polystyrene
Other Plastics
CLARITY Clear Translucent Clear Translucent Translucent Clear  
MOISTURE
BARRIER
Fair to Good Good to Excellent Fair Good Good to Excellent Poor to Fair  
OXYGEN
BARRIER
Good Poor Good Poor Poor Fair  
DISTORTION
TEMPERATURE
145°F 160°F 150°F 160°F 212°F 150°F  
RIGIDITY High Moderate High Low Moderate High Plastic ID Code “7” is for Other Plastics
RESISTANCE
TO IMPACT
Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Fair Poor  
RESISTANCE
TO COLD
Good Excellent Fair Excellent Poor to Fair Poor  
RESISTANCE
TO SUNLIGHT
Good Excellent Poor to Good Fair Fair Poor to Fair  
RESISTANCE
TO ACIDS
Fair Good Good Medium Good Medium  
RESISTANCE
TO ALCOHOL
Good Good Very Good Good Good Fair  
RESISTANCE
TO ALKALIS
Poor Very Good Good Very Good Very Good Good  
RESISTANCE
TO SOLVENTS
Good Poor Good Poor Poor Poor  

Industrial Container and Supply Company assumes no responsibility of suitability of any container or closures for any customer’s particular use. It is the customer’s responsibility to do any and all usage and compatibility testing. We are not responsible for consequential damages arising from the customer’s selection and use of containers or closures or any product supplied by us. Containers suitable for edible products are the responsibility of the customer to be cleaned prior to use.

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