Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is used by Polypet to manufacture our beverage bottles and food containers.
PET is glass-clear allowing the product inside to be the hero and attract attention on shelf.
PET's excellent gas barrier makes it ideal for carbonated beverage bottles, with high impact and tensile strength making it virtually unbreakable during production, storage and transportation.
The thin walls improve shelf utilisation and the light weight reduces shipping costs and carbon footprint.
Our procurement is governed by strict quality specifications and supplier selection which ensures consistency of our product and full traceability.
Our raw materials for food packaging are compliant with EU legislation and are organoleptically inert to prevent flavour and odour tainting, especially critical for vulnerable contents such as water and dairy products. Our finished food packaging is independently migration tested for food safety on a random basis.
We pay voluntary levies on our raw materials to actively contribute towards reducing packaging waste to landfill and to drive recycling initiatives which create jobs and protect our environment.
Polypet offers PET and recycled PET (rPET) options which are both food safe.
PET is highly recyclable. For facts about PET and Recycling click here.
All our packaging clearly indicates the PET polymer identification symbol for recycling.
Polypet's bottles and containers are manufactured using stretch blow moulding using either:
a) two-stage process where the preforms are injection moulded separately before being blown, or
b) one-stage method which converts PET granules to finished bottles using one integrated machine.
The two-stage method is ideal for medium to large-scale production, while the one-stage method is better suited to small or medium-scale production lines.
Polypet partners with leading suppliers for the latest technology and machinery; and offers a testing service for packaging integrity.
Our stretch blow moulding plants operate under strict hygiene and safety controlled conditions.
Explore Polypet's wide range of blow moulded shapes, sizes and neck finishes.
Polypet complies with strict hygiene and safety standards, and responsible labour practices to guarantee ethically produced packaging that is safe for the end consumer.
Several factories are independently audited and approved by some of the world’s largest international food manufacturers.
We are a leader amongst packaging suppliers with internationally recognised certifications and compliancy.
Certifications: ISO 9001 Certified for Quality Management FSSC 22000 Certified for Food Safety OHSAS 18001 Compliant for Occupational Health & Safety
By Site:Cape Town: ISO 9001 & FSSC 22000 CertifiedJohannesburg (Aeroton & Roodekop): FSSC 22000 Certified & ISO 9001 CompliantDurban: FSSC 22000 Certified & ISO 9001 CompliantEast London, PE, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, George, Middelburg and Polokwane: ISO 9001 CertifiedPolyoak Packaging: OHSAS 18001 Compliant for Occupational Health & Safety