PET Packaging

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a polymer material with many characteristics that make it suitable for product packaging. PET is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. It is clear, durable, chemically inert, eco-friendly, and lightweight, which allows for the manufacture of large but light containers that are strong and safe. Packaging made from it can also be easily decorated with printed designs or effects to suit different product or brand aesthetics. Eco-PET 100 is made from 100% Post-consumer Recycled Content.

Interested in PET packaging for your next product? The clear box packaging experts at Printex Transparent Packaging are here to help! Our equipment is designed to create clear PET boxes with soft, easy-to-fold creases with clear and strong glue lines. The boxes are engineered to ship flat and assemble easily. 

Below, we highlight the key benefits and typical applications of PET packaging and why you should partner with us for your PET packaging needs.
PET Packaging

Benefits of PET Packaging

PET is highly versatile, which is why clear PET plastic is used in many industries and applications. There are many benefits to using it as product packaging. For example:

  • It allows for more creative packaging designs. PET can be used to create boxes in various standards (e.g., cubes or rectangles) or unique shapes (e.g., pyramids, purses, or in customized sizes), which allows product manufacturers to tailor their packaging to suit their brand or product message. If done properly, an innovative packaging design can result in greater customer attraction.
  • It exhibits barrier-like properties. Unlike other packaging materials (e.g., cardboard), PET allows boxes to retain their form and integrity when exposed to moisture. 
  • It produces strong but lightweight containers. PET plastic is strong and lightweight. As a result, boxes made from it withstand more wear while taking up less space in warehousing and shipping facilities. The decrease in packaging weight can lead to lower shipping costs, less space for storage, and smaller environmental footprints. 
  • It maintains an inherent food-safe formulation. PET is safe for packaging used for food and beverage products. 
  • It serves as a sustainable material option. PET is highly recyclable. It can be recycled over and over without losing its properties. For example: in Norway they collect 97% of PET bottles and recycle each one 12 times on average. They likely add chain extenders to restore the molecular weight, thus maintaining its properties. Reprocessing existing plastics uses less energy and fossil fuels and diverts waste from landfills.


Applications of PET Packaging

Due to its many advantages, PET packaging is used for a wide range of products, including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Baked goods
  • Cosmetics and other personal care items
  • Electronics
  • Gift packs
  • Household items
  • Toys and other collectibles


Partner With Printex Transparent Packaging for Your PET Packaging Needs

If you’re searching for clear plastic boxes for your product packaging operations, they will most likely be made from polyethylene terephthalate. The material is clear, strong, light, safe, and 100% recyclable, making it ideal for use in a variety of industries and applications. 

At Printex Transparent Packaging, clear PET folding cartons are our specialty. We have extensive experience making plastic folding cartons and clear plastic windows for paper folding cartons. Our product focus is on plastic—rather than paper—which is why we are the premier source for clear plastic folding boxes, lids, windows, and gravity feeders. Our team will be there every step of the way for your PET packaging needs—from conceptualization to delivery—providing personalized support to ensure you receive a solution that fully meets your requirements and restrictions. 

To learn more about PET packaging and how it can benefit your products, contact us today. To discuss your packaging specs with one of our representatives, request a quote

  • Eco-PET 100 can help your company meet its Sustainability goals for 2025 and onwards!

    Our new Eco-PET 100 is made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) PET and it is Recycled and Manufactured domestically here in North America. We are North America’s largest clear folding box manufacturer and the largest to use 100% PCR PET made domestically, here in the United States. Our new Eco-PET 100 is made in America and is manufactured into clear folding boxes at both our locations in North America.

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  • Clear Folding Boxes and Cartons

    Printex Transparent Packaging manufacturers custom clear box packaging to make any product dramatically stand out on the shelf. Custom designed packaging in unlimited box styles and semi rigid bag configurations! We create all types of clear plastic cartons and boxes for a variety of industries. Offering a full range of decoration options for your package design including offset print, silk screen print, embossing, hot stamping, foil stamping and even a custom fragrance to your packaging! As a full-service shop, we can design your clear plastic packaging boxes from start to finish.

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  • Window Boxes

    A duo-carton utilizing foil laminated SBS paperboard attached to clear PET plastic. This vibrant package attracts the eye with its foil accents on the SBS as well as on the clear window area. This window box has opaque as well as translucent print. The PET Plastic part of the box is made from post-consumer recycled material. Recycled water bottles given a new useful life instead of going to land fill.

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  • Clear Tube Packaging

    Don’t hide what’s inside! Clear plastic tubes and cylinders give products high visibility. Opaque and translucent print showcase eye-catching graphics and brand information while Clear PET brings the product closer to the consumer. This clear plastic tube packaging ships flat for efficient transport and storage until filled with product.

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  • Clear boxes for Automated Assembly

    PET carton erecting made simple with clear printed boxes made for automated assembly. Talk to us about your RF scoring requirements for automated packaging. PRINTEX TRANSPARENT PACKAGING has been using RF technology for over 30 years and is constantly updating both our understanding of the process and the machinery that makes the best use of its capabilities.

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  • Clip Strips and Gravity Feeders

    Semi-permanent Point-of-purchase (POP) displays give manufacturers a distinct advantage in the market. PRINTEX TRANSPARENT PACKAGING uses semi rigid plastics to create sturdy and attention-commanding displays that truly present your product in the best light. Ask us about, gravity feeds, DVD displays, brochure pockets, clip strips, shelf flags, neckhangers and on-pack bonus packaging.

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