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Guide To Identifying Plastic Containers by LINDAR-Image

A Guide To Identifying Plastic Containers. We hope this will help you in your decision on what exactly you are looking for by LINDAR.

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PETE
Polyethylene Terephthalate
Examples: Soft drink bottles, produce containers, retail packaging, clear medical trays, bakery clamshells

PETE Exhibits superior processing characteristics. It forms quickly under relatively low temperature for energy-efficient forming cycles. It also resists processing flaws such as blushing, brittleness, and sag. PET's high clarity and gloss add consumer appeal, with no odor or taste transmission. Excellent stiffness and strength add impact-resistance and pilfer-control to packaging.

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Characteristics: APET

  • Virgin PET with high clarity. Offers excellent stiffness and strength for product protection.
  • FDA accepted for food packaging, with no odor/taste transmission.
  • Excellent recyclability. Trim scrap may be recovered 100%.

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Characteristics: RPET

  • Environmentally responsible material with 25% - 100% post-consumer or post-industrial content.
  • Very good clarity, strength, purity and formability.
  • Excellent for recycled-content packaging. Economical, with excellent supply infrastructure.
  • Excellent recyclability. Trim scrap may be recovered 100%.

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Characteristics: PETG

  • Virgin PET with high clarity and glossy.
  • Offers excellent stiffness and strength for product protection.
  • High Impact resistance, similar to polycarbonate
  • Ductile. Break elongation similar to polycarbonate
  • Excellent Chemical resistance.
  • Recyclable

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HDPE
High Density Polyethylene

HDPE - High-density polyethylene is an ideal choice for many packaging and component needs. HDPE offers superior toughness, impact resistance, and low-temperature impact properties. HDPE enhances packaging designs requiring hinged features. It will fold easily without cracking or tearing, and its excellent memory allows the hinge to withstand repeated use.

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Characteristics:

  • FDA accepted.
  • Excellent for hinged applications.
  • Matte, gloss & textured finishes available.
  • Custom colors available.
  • Excellent low-temperature performance.
  • Good chemical resistance

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V
Polyvinyl Chloride
Examples: Clamshells, blister packaging, medical packaging, rigid containers

 

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LDPE
Low Density Polyethylene
Examples: Newspaper bags, t-saks, laundry bags

 

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PP
Polypropylene with chemical resistance, heat resistance, and toughness is ideal for demanding applications. An excellent option for prepared foods and portion-controlled packaging; it can be flash-frozen or hot-filled. Polypropylene can be used for printed graphics. Polypropylene’s inherent pliability makes it a natural for hinged packaging.

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Characteristics:

  • Tough, chemical-resistant sheet with excellent moisture barrier.
  • Good impact resistance.
  • Excellent for flash-freeze and hot-fill applications.
  • Microwaveable, dishwasher safe.
  • FDA accepted.

 

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PS

Polystyrene is a workhorse thermoplastic perfect for many packaging and industrial plastic part applications.

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Characteristics: ABS

  • Very durable material for many industrial applications.
  • Multi-layer extrusion capabilities for added gloss and surface options or increased barrier properties.
  • Many surface textures available.
  • ABS can have good UV and fire retardation with additives blended into the base resin.

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Characteristics: HIPS

  • An economic sheet that forms and die-cuts easily. A wide processing window allows fast, efficient production and minimal scrap rates. Also custom color capabilities.
  • Naturally translucent, economical HIPS is known for fast processing rates.
  • Many surface textures available.
  • Multi-layer extrusion capabilities for added gloss and surface options or increased barrier properties.
  • Flash-freeze and freezer-modified products, and FDA accepted.
  • Specialty grades available.

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Characteristics: OPS

  • Gloss and clarity combine to make OPS a good option for food packaging and retail packaging.
  • Rigidity provides exceptional product protection.
  • Many surface textures available.
  • Flash-freeze and freezer-modified products, and FDA accepted.
  • Specialty grades available.

 

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OTHER - Other Resins

Examples: PLA NatureWorks, MAP trays, new resins, coextrutions with multiple resins

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PLA – Derived from 100% annually renewable resources such as plants, Ingeo™ natural plastic, made from NatureWorks' biopolymer, is the worlds first polymer showing a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. A biopolymer that offers more disposal options and is more environmentally friendly to manufacture than traditional petroleum-based plastics. PLA has excellent stiffness, strength with no odor or taste transmission. The clarity is excellent with a high gloss finish.

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Characteristics: Ingeo (PLA)

  • Excellent clarity.
  • Good Strength.
  • The next generation of environmentally responsible plastic.
  • Great for refrigeration.

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Polycarbonate: is a particular group of thermoplastic polymers. They are easily worked, moulded, and thermoformed; these plastics are very widely used in the modern chemical industry and many other applications.

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Characteristics: Polycarbonate (PC)

  • Polycarbonate is a very durable material.
  • High impact-resistance
  • It has a highly transparent to visible light and has better light transmission characteristics than many kinds of glass.

TPO - is a trade name that refers to a blend of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), block copolymer polypropylene (BCPP), rubber & reinforced fillers.  This material is ideal for outdoor applications due to its UV resistance.  The reinforced filler varieties make TPO plastic a great candidate for improving performance and reducing the weight of metal parts.

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Characteristics: TPO

  • Great chemical resistance
  • Exceptional strength
  • Many surface textures available
  • Color matching available

 

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LINDAR uses many different materials such as ABS, Polycarbonate, HDPE, and other plastics or plastic blends. Custom modifications, materials, sizes, or alternate designs are also available. Contact us for more information.

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Please contact us for more information:

www.lindarcorp.com

Email: info@lindarcorp.com

Phone: (218) 829-3457

7789 Hastings Road
Baxter, MN 56425

 

 
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