Plastic is among one of the most common materials that is used throughout the world day after day. Even though it is used in many everyday and domestic items, plastic is still a big part of the industrial sector. One sees a lot of different types of plasticsused in storage containers, bottles, cabinets, racks, and for packaging purposes. Plastic has a very special quality as it can be molded to a desired shape, hence it is used extensively.
Plastic bottles can be easily used for storage and transportation purposes such as for water, liquids, grains and cereals, etc. Plastic bottles are inexpensive and lightweight and can be either colored or transparent. Other features of plastic bottles are they can be solid or diffused colors. Plastic bottles are available in various shapes and sizes and they can usually be used over an over again if they are cleaned properly.
Plastic bottles are also commonly used in the medical sector and in various types of laboratories. Plastic bottles that are used for laboratories can be made of many types of plasticssuch as Ethylene propylene (EPDM), fluoroelastomer (FKM) Neoprene, Nitrile (NBR - Buna-N), Nylon or polyamide, polyethylene (PE), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polypropylene (PP), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyurethane or urethane, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF).
There are many factors to consider when selecting a plastic bottle, be it for storage or packaging purposes. Some of the factors vary from the color, the size, the weight, the shape and the capability of the plastic to withstand heat, cold and various types of chemical reactions. Also to be considered is whether or not the bottle can hold the content intact without any leaks.
Plastic bottles are commonly used in homes, restaurants, shops, industries, schools, sports, retail outlets and commercial outlets, etc. They are also used for packaging food items, as well as for containing pharmaceutical and medical products such as tablets and capsules. Like plastic bags, plastic bottles can cause a lot of waste pollution and they should always be recycled whenever possible so the plastic can be used again for something else.