PETRA is the industry association for North America's producers of PET - polyethylene terephthalate - the clear and lightweight plastic used around the world to package foods, beverages, personal care products and other consumer items.
PETRA (the PET Resin Association) is dedicated to:
PET is the most recycled plastic in America. Bottles, jars and containers made of PET can be identified by the #1 and chasing arrows code stamped on the bottom.
Phthalates in PET Resin? No.
PET resinóthe basic building block for PET plastic packaging materials, beverage containers and a host of other consumer itemsócontains no phthalates. The common term “phthalate” is short for “ortho-phthalate” or “phthalate ester plasticizer.” PET is a tere-phthalate, not a controversial ortho-phthalate. These phthalates are sometimes used to soften other plastics, such as vinyl, but not PET. For more on the safety of PET, click here.
Don't Worry. PET Plastics Contain No BPA.
There's been a lot of confusion lately about the presence of a chemical called Bisphenol-A (BPA) that is used in some plastics. Consumers should know that PET plastics do not contain any BPA and never have. Learn more>