The Difference and Similarities Between PET and PP Wholesale Cups


Polyethylene terephthalate or simply called PET is a type of plastic resin that is under the polyester kind. PET is a popular material for making soft drink bottles and other food containers because it is considered safe and food grade. The main identifications of PET lies in its’ toughness and clarity. Wholesale cups made out of PET are the most clear type of cups found anywhere. No other material used in manufacturing wholesale cups can match its’ clarity.

All of the cups made from Polyethylene teraphthalate can resist both heat and freezing. But the most important thing about it is that it does not crack or rip on accident. The toughness of PET makes it the most popular choice in manufacturing wholesale cups out on the market. PET cups are widely used to hold popular beverages like beer, soda, juice, shakes and a lot more.

Another characteristic of PET wholesale cups is that it has the ability to hold the products’ character. This means that the original flavor of the beverage and its ingredients put into it maintains its’ flavor while it is in the cup. The fact that PET does not have smell means that the aroma of the beverage is kept undisturbed. PET cups are highly safe compared to PVC and has therefore replaced it as the number one choice for food containers and wholesale cups.

Now comes the best part of PET, this plastic is totally recyclable. The polymer ingredient in it can be used for a different purpose. It has a ‘1’ resin code ID.

On the other hand, Polypropylene plastic resin does not have the clarity that Polyethylene teraphthalate offers. However it does hold its own against PET in being a tough type of plastic and that it can also resist heat as good as PET. Its advantages over PET wholesale cups are its ability to resist and hold oil and other harmful chemicals. With its toughness, it does not allow chemicals to spill since it does not melt easily. Upon looking at its outside appearance, PP wholesale cups appear as translucent or semi-transparent cups. However, if manufactured in thinner portions, the cups appear to be near transparent like that of PET cups.

However, PP cups are not totally recyclable unlike PET cups. It has been given a ‘5’ resin identification code.

Both of these plastic resins can be used to make single, double and triple walled wholesale paper cups.

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  1. This is a common question we get as well with our customers. PP cups are basically lighter and more flexible, whereas, PET cups are more hard and durable. If you can afford the additional costs, I always recommend PET cups. Home

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