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PET

This well-known since the 1930s thermoplastic (abbreviation for polyethylene terephthalate ) was further developed and malleable in the 1960s. He is producing for bottles (PET bottles), films and textile fibers used. The breakthrough came in 1978, when Coca-Cola marketed the brandy beverage in a 2 liter bottle of this material. There are PET bottles in sizes from 0.3 to 5.0 liters in circulation. From the 1990s, wines of simpler cut were also bottled in PET bottles. Since the valid from August 2009 EU wine market the use is now also for quality wines allowed. The plastic is also used for the production of Bag-in-Box. Tetra pack and capsules used.

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