Materials

At Direct Pack, we work with three main resins. Products in other materials like PLA and Bagasse can be produced on request for custom items. Please contact us for more information. All our products are BPA free.

resin symbol number 5
resin symbol number 1
resin symbol number 5

PET – Polyethylene terephthalate

A thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family, used in synthetic fibers; beverage, food, liquid containers and thermoforming applications. PET can be semi-rigid to rigid, depending on its thickness, and it is very lightweight. It is strong, impact-resistant and is naturally colorless with high transparency. Most importantly it can be recycled! Resin number "1". This resin is great for cold food applications like salads, sandwiches and fruit. 

PET packaging

rPET - Post consumer recycled PET

We were the first manufacturer transforming post consumer recycled PET beverage bottles to finished food grade containers for you. To understand the process from recycled bottle to finished container learn all about the BOTTLEBOX® Story by watching our video. rPET is also resin number “1”, and can be recycled just like PET. Great for cold food up to 135F degrees with the advantage of being made from recycled material.

rPET Hinged container

PP - Polypropylene

This is a thermoplastic polymer. Food containers made from PP are perfect for serving hot food, reheating in the microwave, and won't melt in the dishwasher. This makes PP a viable choice to keep your to-go orders HOT! Polypropylene is sturdy and can be re-used, and is recycled in some regions. Polypropylene has the number "5" as its resin identification code. This resin is great for hot and/or oil based starters, snacks and entrees.

PP container