Did you know?
There are many steps in the production of a water bottle:
– First the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is heated to 185°C and melted.
– This melted plastic is then injected into molds that define the shape and size of the so-called preforms. These preforms are the precursor of any water bottle and look somewhat like test tubes.
– At the water companies, these preforms are then re-heated and placed in bottle shaped blow molds, where high-pressured air inflates them to fill the molds and give them their final shape.
– This final bottle is then filled with water or soda, ready to be sold.
All manufacturing procedures of preform involve strict quality monitoring systems and controls as well as FDA-approval to meet high quality and health requirements.
Members of ENPI GROUP: FUTURE PLAST (UAE) and FUTURE PLUS (KSA) are both leading Preform and Closures suppliers in MENA region.
For more information, please visit www.enpigroup.com
Food for thought:
PET bottles are extremely strong, colorless and the most lightweight option that exists today. If all plastic bottles used globally were made from glass instead, the additional carbon emissions would be equivalent to 22 large coal fired power plants producing enough electricity for a third of the UK.