Materials

At Direct Pack, we work with five key resins and materials.

PET cups

PET, PETE – 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. 

BOTTLEBOX Hinged

rPET - Post consumer recycled PET

We are the first manufacturer transforming 100% post consumer recycled PET beverage bottles to finished Food Grade Containers for you. To see the process from recycled bottle to finished container learn all about The BOTTLEBOX® here. Also resin number “1”, and can be recycled just like PET.

Great for cold food up to 135F degrees - salads and sandwiches with the advantage of being recycled material.

PP container

PP - Polypropylene

A thermoplastic polymer. Food containers made from PP are perfect for the microwave, won't melt in the dishwasher, and won't melt during the industrial hot filling process, making it a viable choice to keep your to-go orders HOT! Polypropylene is commonly recycled, and has the number "5" as its resin identification code.

This resin is great for hot, oil based food products.

PLA muffin container

PLA - Poly Lactic Acid

PLA from Natureworks is a 100% compostable resin which can fully compost above 60C in an industrial composting facility. Biodegradable plastics are plastics that will decompose in a natural aerobic (composting) and anaerobic (landfill) environments.

Use this resin for cold food not above 105F degrees - good for all produce items and refrigerated food products.

Bagasse Bowls

Bagasse

The fibrous residue remaining after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed post juice extraction, and is currently used as a renewable resource in the manufacture of fiber products. We use it to create innovative, great looking biodegradable food containers.

This material is great for hot, oil based food products.