Polycarbonate (PC) Polycarbonate is a transparent, dimensionally stable thermoplastic that has many applications which demand high performance properties. Polycarbonate plastics can withstand temperatures ranging between -40 degrees F to 280 degrees F. It is designed to undergo high-impact and is virtually unbreakable, which makes PC Plastic bottles ideal for water delivery services.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) HDPE is wax-like, lusterless and opaque in appearance. HDPE is also in a class of thermoplastics. It lacks the strength of PC but is also amazingly durable. The advantage of HDPE is that it is very affordable as well as recyclable. HDPE is often used in the food and beverage industry such as for milk bottles and tupperware.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Polyvinyl Chloride is a widely used plastic. It is considered one of the most environmentally safe materials. PVC is cheap and easy to assemble. It can keep it's consistency at temperatures up to 157 degrees F. It is an excellent and more cost-efficient alternative to PC, but lacks the high-impact capabilities.
Polyethylene (PET) Polyethylene is a transparent thermoplastic. It is more flexible than PC plastic, however not as strong. The virtue of PET plastic is that it is fully recyclable and its transparency is comparable to that of glass. PET can withstand temperatures up to 136 degrees F. PET bottles are a great affordable alternative to PC bottles, serving all the essential normal water storage functions.