Comparison of Polymer Materials for Bottles

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Resin Information


*gm/100 in. 2/24 hr./ml
**cc/m 2/24 hr./ml

Guide to Resin Abbreviations

LDPE: Low Density Polyethylene

HDPE: High Density Polyethylene

PP: Polypropylene

BOPP: Bi-Axially Oriented Polypropylene

PC: Polycarbonate

UN-O-PET: Un-oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate

O-PET: Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET-G: Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol

Guide to Characteristic Abbreviations

MVTR:  Moisture Vapor Transmission

O2:  Oxygen Barrier

CO2:  Carbon Dioxide Barrier

*Note: In most cases, the smaller the numerical value, the more favorable the characteristic. MVTR value multiplied x 15.5 = MVTR in gas/m2/24 hrs./ml

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