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Material

A HLP Klearfold Guide to Plastic Packaging

Plastic/acetate packaging offers a lightweight option when deciding what to package your product in. Plastic/acetate doesn’t damage easily and doesn’t need additional protective packaging which makes it perfect when being transported. Plastic holds its shape for longer than alternative materials and can be produced in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Below we have our range of plastics, each with its own detailed description.

APET 

APET: (poly-ethylene-terephalate)

Considered by many as an ideal material for plastic packaging with excellent clarity and print at a good price.

  • Eco – Produced with 100% natural occurring ingredients

  • Flexibility – Very easy to bend into all shapes.
  • Strength – Good impact and stress resistance & hard to tear.

  • Print – Very high-quality printing.
  • Creasing – Compatible with our soft-crease technology and many other specific applications.

RPET 

RPET: (recycled poly-ethylene-terephalate)

The eco-friendly option of plastic material that offers excellent clarity and print like PET.

  • Eco – Produced with 30% post-consumer PET waste

  • Flexibility – Very easy to bend into all shapes.
  • Strength – Good impact and stress resistance. Hard to tear.

  • Print – Very high-quality printing.
  • Creasing – Compatible with our soft-crease technology and many other specific applications.

PETG 

PETG: (poly-ethylene-terephalate glycol-modified)

The modified version of PET offers high impact resistance, not as easy to print on than other materials.

  • Eco – Produced with 100% natural occurring ingredient’s

  • Flexibility – Easy to bend into all shapes.
  • Strength – Very good impact and stress resistance, hard to tear.

  • Print – Very hard to print on and more prone to scratches.

  • Creasing – Compatible with our soft-crease technology and many other specific applications.

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HLP Klearfold controls all material in-house to ensure the best quality and less waste as possible to ensure a greener future for generations to come.

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PVC 

PVC: (polyvinylchloride)

A cost-effective material which is harder to recycle than other materials in our plastic range.

  • Eco – Classed as a hard material to recycle.
  • Flexibility – Easy to bend into all shapes, some resistance.
  • Strength – Low impact strength.
  • Print – High-quality printing., material can go yellow from heat and UV light
  • Creasing – Soft-crease technology & many methods for specific applications.

PP 

PP: (polypropylene)

The lighter option at 35% less weight to other materials with very good flexibility at a good price.

  • Eco – Produced without water and zero harmful emissions

  • Flexibility – Extremely easy to bend into all shapes.
  • Strength – Extremely strong with good tear and crack resistance

  • Print – High-quality printing. The material has slight milky tinge.
  • Creasing – Unable to use soft-crease technology but can use others methods for specific applications.

What is the best material for you?

Each material that we use is unique, please get in contact with our expert team today so we can help you choose the material that meets the needs of your application the best.