Materials

Charpak design and manufacture products using an extensive range of plastics materials.

 

  • All material Charpak use are produced from either recycled grade plastic, or are fully reusable or recyclable.
  • Charpak mark all manufactured products with the correct plastics recycling symbol to aid recycling
  • Charpak offer closed loop recycled materials – with 100% traceability of material. Charpak can control the product quality based on our clients’ requirement of plastics source.

 

Charpak manufacture packaging using PET, CPET, Bio-PET, PP, HIPS, Flocked materials and PVC. Charpak products are manufactured predominantly from clear and black rPET.

 

Types of plastic are explained further below, and their common uses.

PET Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET forms the basis for the following types of plastics: rPET APET CPET Bio-PET


PROPERTIES: PET is a clear, tough plastic, providing solvent resistant barrier to gas and moisture. PET softens at 80° and is best used for ambient and chilled products in food and non-food packaging.

 

PET is Widely recycled

 

CHARPAK PRODUCTS: Food packaging, pots, containers, transit trays, plastic trays and moulds.

PP Polypropylene

 

PROPERTIES: PP is a hard and flexible material and with a waxy surface. PP softens at 140°C and offers a high performance particularly for food packaging. Recyclable

 

CHARPAK PRODUCTS: Cake moulds and microwaveable products

PS Polystyrene

 

PROPERTIES: PS is lightweight packaging material and provides good water resistance and durability.  PS is hard, stiff, transparent and brittle. PS helps keep dry and wet food products fresher for longer minimising food waste.

 

Easily thermoformable into multiple shapes, and available in a variety of thickness of micron.  Recyclable

 

CHARPAK PRODUCTS: Tearable moulds, confectionery trays, and chocolate packaging

PVC Polyvinyl Chloride

 

PROPERTIES: PVC-P is plasticised PVC and is flexible, clear and elastic.  Charpak manufacture in PVC, though only manufacture when a client specifies PVC is required.

 

CHARPAK PRODUCTS: Some clam packs and market specific heat sealed trays are manufactured from PVC.

OTHER Often Polycarbonate or ABS

 

PROPERTIES: All other resins that are not classified in the categories 1-6 are referred to in this category.  Other includes multi materials such as laminates and coated materials such as flocked plastics.

 

Properties are dependent on the particular plastic. Speak to the Charpak Technical Team for any materials that are required to be manufactured from Other plastics.  Commercially recyclable

 

USED FOR: Automotive and appliance components

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