HDPE = High Density Polyethylene
LDPE = Low Density Polyethylene
PP = Polypropylene
PVC = Polyvinyl chloride
PS = Polystyrene
SBC = Styrene Butadiene Co-polymer
PET = Polyethylene Terephthalate
PETG = Glycol Modified Polyethylene Terephthalate
PCTG = Poly (Cyclohexylene Dimethylene Terephthalate) Glycol
SAN = Styrene Acrylonitrile
E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, P = Poor, U = Unsatisfactory
M = Moderate, H = High
C = Clear, SO = Semi Opaque, O = Opaque
Please note: There are many grades of each material and these are to be used as a guide only. We strongly recommend you carry out your own tests to approve material compatibility.
The Plastics ID Code identifies the type of plastic resin from which a product is made. The Society of the Plastics Industry introduced the system in 1988 in response to demands for easier recycling of post consumer plastics. The code was therefore developed to help recyclers by providing manufacturers with a uniform system. Since 1988 a wide range of plastics has been developed which are not covered by an individual number – these plastics are identified within the “7 other” classification. Berry Distribution adopt this system as it is the only globally recognised system available.