HDPE stands for High Density
Polyethylene, a versatile petroleum-based plastic commonly used in
creating bottles for personal care products as well as foods and
HDPE was first discovered as the
byproduct of a failed experiment conducted by British researchers.
During WWII HDPE played a critical role enabling engineers to
insulate and coat the cables required to install radar in aircraft.
After the war it became the first plastic in the United States to
sell more than a billion pounds a year.
Today HDPE (high density polyethylene) is the most commonly used material for packaging personal care products such as lotions, bodywash, shampoo and conditioner. Unlike PET products, HDPE is often white and opaque in nature which provides products with greater UV protection. It can also withstand temps ranging from -148 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit. HDPE is lightweight but strong, impact resistant and flexible enough to accommodate products that require squeezing.
HDPE is FDA approved for food, liquids and pharmaceuticals with recycle symbol 2; and does not contain BPA or phthalate. It is also 100% recyclable but is heavier than PET and uses more raw materials which results in a slightly higher carbon footprint.
Advantages of HDPE
• Does not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA) or phthalates (plasticizers)
• Is FDA approved for use with food and beverages
• Non-leaching as well as mold, mildew and rot resistant
• Can be used to fill products at up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit
• Impact resistant
• Flexible / squeezable for greater dispensing options
• Greater UV protection / longer product shelf life
• Resistant to most chemical solvents & dishwasher safe
• 100% Recyclable
Endless Possibilities and Options
We offer HDPE bottles in sizes ranging from 40 to 1,000 ML. with a wide variety of shapes, colors and dispensing options such as lotion pumps, sprayer pumps, foaming pumps, flip top cap, disc top cap etc. A few bottle shapes we provide include Boston and Bullet Round, Cylindrical as well as oval shape. Have a custom idea in mind? We can make your idea a reality and do it at a competitive price. Please reach out for more information.