PET in Focus: Advantages of packaging with and without lamination


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At a time when quality, durability, aesthetics and sustainability are at the center of companies' considerations, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has cemented its position as a prominent material in the packaging industry. Regardless of whether it is combined with the protective ability of lamination or used in its pure, clear form, PET allows companies to meet various needs.

What is PET?

PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is a thermoplastic polymer known for its clarity, strength, and lightweight qualities. When PET is combined with lamination, an extra layer of protection is added, improving its durability and giving it a shiny, attractive appearance. This combination is particularly ideal for packaging food, cosmetics and other products that require both protection and visual appeal.


Both laminated and non-laminated PET have seen remarkable growth within the packaging industry. While laminated PET focuses on product aesthetics and protection, non-laminated PET has been recognized for its balance between durability and environmental friendliness.

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Sustainable properties of PET:

PET's ability to be recycled marks it as an environmentally conscious choice. Although lamination can present some recycling challenges, technological advances are working to find solutions to separate the laminate layer and increase recycling efficiency.

What are the benefits of PET?

Clarity and Aesthetics: The transparency of PET, enhanced by the smooth finish of the lamination, gives a fantastic visual expression where everything from logos to photo material stands out very clearly on the smooth surface.

Durability: Lamination adds extra protection, but even without it, PET is sturdy and resistant to damage.

Light weight and Flexibility: PET has the advantage of being a light material that is well suited for transport, and the versatility of the material makes it suitable for many different packaging solutions.

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Whether in its pure form or reinforced with lamination, PET has demonstrated its value as a reliable solution in packaging. Its unique balance of aesthetics, durability and sustainability makes it a favorite in today's changing business environment.

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