Resin Comparison Guide

Resin Comparison Guide

By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: November 11, 2019

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. Need additional assistance? Contact a Berlin Packaging Consultant at 1.800.2.BERLIN to assist you in selecting the perfect package.

 
RESIN COMPARISON GUIDE
 
Properties
PETE
Polyethylene Terephthalate
HDPE
High Density Polyethylene
V
Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC)
LDPE
Low Density Polyethylene
PP
Polypropylene
PS
Polystyrene

Other Plastics
Clarity Clear
Translucent
Clear
Translucent
Translucent
Clear
Plastic ID Code "7" is for Other Plastics
Moisture Barrier Fair to Good
Good to Excellent
Fair
Good
Good to Excellent
Poor to Fair
Oxygen Barrier Good
Poor
Good
Poor
Poor
Fair
Distortion Temperature 145ºF
160ºF
150ºF
160ºF
212ºF
150ºF
Rigidity High
Moderate
High
Low
Moderate
High
Resistance
to Impact
Excellent Excellent
Good
Excellent
Fair
Poor
Resistance
to Cold
Good Excellent
Fair
Excellent
Poor to Fair
Poor
Resistance
to Sunlight
Good
Fair
Poor to Good
Fair
Fair
Poor to Fair
Resistance
to Acids
Fair
Good
Good
Medium
Good
Medium
Resistance
to Alcohol
Good
Good
Very Good
Good
Good
Fair
Resistance
to Alkalis
Poor
Very Good
Good
Very Good
Very Good
Good
Resistance
to Solvents
Good
Poor
Good
Poor
Poor
Poor