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
Polyethylene Terephthalate is most commonly used in clear plastic products. It's easily recyclable and durable. Most soda bottles are made from PET.
2. PE - Polyethylene
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
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.
4. PS - Polystyrene
Polystyrene is also known as styrofoam. It can be solid or foam (making styrofoam). It's not recyclable in most places.
5. LDPE - Low-Density Polyethylene
Low-density polyethylene is the most light-weight and flexible plastic. Most grocery bags are made from LDPE. You can find it almost anywhere.
Our take-out bags are made from LDPE.
6. PLA - Polylactic Acid
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.
7. CPLA - Crystalized Polylactic Acid
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!