Which water container to choose: PET or PC?

What is the difference between a PET water container and a PC:

  • PET - polyetheantereflatate
  • PC - polycarbonate

Let's try to determine the pros and cons of a material from which the water container is made.

Highlights of PC water

  1. The packaging technology came out earlier than PET.
  2. Cull from 4-5%
  3. High resistance to high temperatures
  4. Contains Bisphenol-A (plastic hardener) harmful to health banned in the U.S. and Europe.
  5. Recycling safety category 7 (lowest)
  6. Harder material, because of this possible microfractures.
  7. More expensive manufacturing in our country, but low demand forces manufacturers to reduce the price.
  8. Recyclables may be used in production.

For obvious reasons, the manufacturers of bottles from PCs form a misconception about the low quality of PET bottles, and meanwhile the multi-turnover PET-container has a large number of undeniable advantages over the PC.

Highlights of PET watertards

  1. Turnover more than 100 times.
  2. Elastic material, there are no microfractures. Shock strength is higher than that of PC bottles
  3. High resistance to low temperatures.
  4. Cull-cull 1-2%
  5. Lower cost of water containers
  6. Recycling safety category 1 (highest).
  7. There is no recyclables in production.

Vittel: "First cavemen kept water in animal skins and clay containers. When we came to the market, the water was poured only into the glass container, then there was polycarbonate plastic, which allowed to produce containers. Scientists from all over the world studied various chemical mixtures of plastics and in the 70s on the American market appeared PET bottles. Already in the 80s, our company completely gave up polycarbonate in favor of PET - newer, more perfect and safe material. Polycarbonate becomes history, taking its place of honor next to skins, clay and glass."