Guide to Plastics

By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: November 11, 2019

Tray of Plastic - Various Colors

Important Notice About Compatibility

Compatibility is particularly important in considering plastic containers. This chart is a useful guide in judging probable performance of different plastic container materials. However, it is intended only as a guideline. Being certain that a specific type of plastic material will serve all the needs of a specific product is a complicated matter and may not simply be determined from this chart. At Berlin Packaging we are available to help you in making your decision as to which material best fits your needs. Our long-time association with the technical service departments of the plastic container manufacturers helps us provide this service to you as a buyer. Regardless, you must make the final determination as to whether a given type of container, closure, accessory or other packaging material is suitable and safe for use with your product. To help you with that decision, Berlin Packaging will be happy to provide you with a sample container to perform any compatibility tests of your own. Simply call our Customer Care Advocates at 800-363-9822 or send us an e-mail.

Properties Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Polypropylene (PP) Polystyrene (PS) Other Plastics