A Complete Guide to All Our Plastic Products

Though it all goes under the same name, all plastic is not created equal. Here at Frozen Dessert Supplies, we sell a myriad of products made from different kinds of plastic. Here's a complete guide to all our plastic products!

1. PET - Polyethylene Terephthalate

Clear Cup, A Complete Guide to All Our Plastic Products

Polyethylene Terephthalate is most commonly used in clear plastic products. It's easily recyclable and durable. Most soda bottles are made from PET.

Our clear plastic drink cups, banana split boats, and dome ice cream cup lids are made from PET plastic.

2. PE - Polyethylene

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Polyethylene is the most widely used plastic material in the world. Over 100 million tons are produced annually (according to the NCBI). It's most commonly used for plastic wrap and detergent bottles.

Our paper ice cream cups have a thin PE coating.

3. PP - Polypropylene

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Polypropylene is a heat resistant plastic commonly known for medicine bottles and plastic utensils. It's durable and dense while still being easy to mold. PP is a great plastic for use with hot foods.

Our plastic utensils and plastic straws are made from PP.

 

4. PLA - Polylactic Acid

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Polylactic Acid is plastic made from cornstarch. It's biodegradable and compostable while still being the same density and strength as PET. Because it's biodegradable, PLA isn't recyclable.

Our eco-friendly paper cups are coated in PLA and our eco-friendly spoons are made entirely of PLA.

5. CPLA - Crystalized Polylactic Acid

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Crystalized polylactic acid is similar to PLA. The biggest difference is its heat resistance. CPLA has a much higher heat threshold than PLA.

Our eco-friendly spoons are made from CPLA.

With our wide variety of plastic products, it can be difficult to understand what each product is. This guide should help clear that up. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us or leave a comment below!

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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of FrozenDessertSupplies.com. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


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Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.