Clarity is one of the main reasons why PET is used for bottling water. PET used in water bottles can provide products that are extremely clear or even faintly blue in colour. Hygiene is also particularly important for bottling water. As water is a relatively flavourless product, it is of key importance that plastic bottles remain tasteless and odourless in order to preserve its purity. In general terms, PET does not affect the taste of the product it protects and is therefore the preferred material for packaging water.
PET can be used to form unique shapes and sizes that provide strong product identity and visibility. It can also be formed into more ergonomic shapes to help improve the grip for end users.
With its added properties of being lightweight, transparent and unbreakable, PET is the preferred packaging material for water.
Still and carbonated spring water, mineral water, flavored or functional water
The main requirements of a mineral water container
- Attractive packaging and unique shape designs for strong product identity and visibility
- The best balance between lightweight material and mechanical resistance to support filling, line handling, storage and transportation
- Ergonomic shapes to improve grip of consumers
- Convenient sizes
PET is the preferred packaging material for water as it is lightweight, transparent, unbreakable, customizable in shape and offers an effective aroma barrier.