Resin Comparison Guide

By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: November 11, 2019

Plastic resins can be used in many types of packaging, from bottles, jars, and caps to flexible pouches, tubes, and dispensing closures. In general, plastic resins offer durability, impact resistance, chemical resistance, and lighter weight. Some resins offer excellent moisture and oxygen barrier properties, clarity, and gloss.

Following consumer use, some plastic packaging can be converted to post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. The two most common PCR plastic resins are recycled PET (rPET) and recycled HDPE (rHDPE).

Incorporating PCR content in packaging reduces the need for virgin plastic resins and contributes to a circular economy by extending material life cycles. PCR plastic resins reduce landfill waste, conserve natural resources, save energy, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Selecting the correct resin for your package is important to ensure product compatibility. This chart will help you better understand the properties of various resins available. View our resin comparison guide here. Need additional assistance? Contact a Berlin Packaging Consultant at 1.800.2.BERLIN to assist you in selecting the perfect package.

View our resin comparison guide here