HDPE bottles are versatile, strong, and lightweight. This material is flexible, so it's good for squeeze bottles, yet it's also durable and shatterproof, even under low-temperature conditions.
What is HDPE Plastic?
HDPE stands for High-Density Polyethylene
HDPE is a type of plastic that is one of the most common packaging and construction materials in use today. Known for its strength and durability, 26% of all HDPE produced worldwide is used in the production of rigid packaging.
HDPE is a great choice for food and beverage applications as many grades of the material are USDA, NSF, and FDA approved for direct contact with food. In addition, it has good impact resistance, is lightweight, and has very low moisture absorption.
HDPE plastic bottles are the most popular plastic bottle in production today! Valued for their soft, velvety feel, squeeze-ability, and economical price, few bottles bring "it" all together like HDPE bottles.
Some Applications for HDPE Bottles
Popular in this range are HDPE Boston Round bottles. The pharmaceutical industry uses the small 1-ounce versions as ophthalmic, nasal, and oral dispensing bottles, while at the other end of the capacity range, 32-ounce Boston Rounds are utilized in laboratory settings, and by the cosmetics industry.
HDPE Cylinder Bottles, used by the beauty industry because of their flexibility, often are used to package shampoo, hair gels, and hair conditioners. Because HDPE is chemical-resistant and forms a moisture barrier, it's suitable for these and many more applications.
Can HDPE Be Used for Beverages?
Use HDPE beverage bottles for milk, water, and juice. Consumers appreciate these bottles because they're easy to recycle, which is a major concern regarding plastics. HDPE is moldable, so bottles with integrated handles are easy to manufacture. HDPE bottles also lend themselves to branding, as labels adhere well to the material. Although lightweight, HDPE can hold large capacities of liquids, making these bottles suitable as beverage containers. You can also find HDPE beverage bottles that are FDA-approved and BPA-free.
What Temperature Ranges Can HDPE Withstand?
HDPE plastic can withstand temperatures of between 212 and -220 degrees Fahrenheit for short periods, making it sometimes suitable for autoclave sterilization. The most important property is the material's ability to resist cold; your consumers may want to freeze foods and beverages for later use. Long-term, HDPE endures temperatures of up to -100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Berlin Packaging's Commitment to Quality
Berlin Packaging has onsite labs to test the quality of products, as well as the use of third-party laboratories. Vibration testing, induction-seal evaluation, leak testing, and ISTA drop testing are just some of the quality checks undertaken by Berlin Packaging. This thorough quality control ensures your product is contained within first-rate HDPE bottles.