PEF Bottles

PEF has the potential to replace various packaging materials such as PET, glass or aluminum in typical applications like bottles for soft drinks, water, alcoholic beverages and fruit juices PEF provides improved barrier properties for gases like carbon dioxide and oxygen, leading to a longer shelf life of packaged products. The ability to keep out oxygen, for example, results in longer-lasting carbonated drinks and extended shelf life.

In terms of thermal properties, PEF is more attractive than PET due to its superior ability to withstand heat (expressed in the glass transition tempe­rature or Tg) and its ability to be easily processed at lower tempe­ratures (expressed in the melting tempe­rature or Tm).