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Aluminum is another commonly-used food-grade metal. Some key advantages of aluminum are its temperature tolerance, light weight and corrosion resistance.
Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate (APET) is a transparent material, but can also be colored. APET is very suitable for foods where maximum exposure of the product is desirable. MATERIAL RESOURCES
Bagasse Blend is made of a blend of Bagasse (Sugar Cane) and Bamboo that are resistant to grease, moisture and helps eliminate messy leaks. Certified biodegradable and compostable that offers durable construction for multi-food applications. Not suited for home composting. Food-Grade Polyethylene (Foam) is a preferred plastic that is used throughout the food packaging industry for its purity. It has a very simple molecular structure that does not require harmful chemical additives, i.e. as opposed to phthalates in vinyl/PVC. High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a versatile, economical and impact-resistant plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. HIPS is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required. Mineral-Filled Polypropylene (MFPP) contains an average of 50% less plastic polymers than standard polypropylene containers which reduces plastic usage. Molded Fiber products are made from a blend of pulp fibers. Not suited for home composting. Oriented Polystyrene (OPS) is a rigid version of polystyrene. It is also a less expensive option than other clear plastics such as PP or PET. PLA is a natural plastic material made from corn, and is 100% annually renewable. It is best used for cold applications and has a heat tolerance of 105° F. Not suited for home composting. PLA Coated Paper Hot Cups & Soup Cups (Pactiv EarthChoice® PLA Lined/Coated Paper Cups) are made from 100% renewable resources and are ASTM D 6868 certified and compostable in commercial facilities only, which may not exist in all areas. Not suited for home composting. Plastarch Material (PSM) is manufactured from renewable plant starch and contains a blend of polypropylene fillers. PSM is derived from corn, which is an annually renewable resource that can handle temperatures up to 200° F making it perfect for higher heat applications. Polystyrene (PS) is a versatile plastic used to make a wide variety of consumer products. As a hard, solid plastic, it is often used in products that require clarity, such as food packaging and laboratory ware. Polypropylene (PP) is a widely used plastic. You likely have polypropylene plastic in your fridge and cupboards right now: it's regularly used in reusable food storage containers. It's also the resin used to make yogurt containers and other single-serving tubs. PP plastics are approved for food contact. Recycled PET (RPET) is produced from previously used post-consumer plastic products. This product is recyclable in the few communities that have appropriate recycling programs. Recycled Polypropylene (Recycled PP) is produced from previously used post‑consumer plastic products. This product is recyclable in the few communities that have appropriate recycling programs. Talc-Filled Polypropylene (TFPP) contains an average of 40% less plastic polymers than standard polypropylene containers which reduces plastic usage. This product is recyclable in the few communities that have appropriate recycling programs. PerformanceFoodservice.com/GrowToGo