Replacing Melamine and Acrylic: The Rise of PET/RPET Tableware in Affordable Markets

2022-11-21 16:58:35

In recent years, there has been a notable shift in the tableware market towards PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) and RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) materials, offering a high-quality and safer alternative to traditional options like melamine and acrylic. PET tableware solutions have emerged as a viable option, addressing the health concerns associated with melamine while providing affordability comparable to PS (Polystyrene).



The Problem with Melamine: A Health Hazard

Melamine, a chemical compound used in the manufacturing of tableware, has raised significant health concerns. While it is sometimes used in packaging for food products, it is not FDA-approved for direct addition to human food or animal feeds in the U.S. Recent studies have highlighted the presence of melamine in plastic tableware from China, with levels as high as 20,000 parts per billion, posing a potential health risk.



The PET Solution: Safe and Affordable

PET tableware offers a compelling solution to the problems associated with melamine. It boasts heat resistance up to 150°C, making it suitable for microwave use without the risk of leaching harmful substances into food. Additionally, PET tableware can be transparent or colorful, with transparency comparable to acrylic but at a price point similar to PS.



Huarong: Your Total PET Tableware Solution

As a leading injection molding machine manufacturer, Huarong provides a total solution for PET tableware production. From dedicated injection molding machines to auxiliary equipment, Huarong offers a comprehensive range of solutions to meet your tableware manufacturing needs.

Process flow diagram of PET tableware production as below:

Process flow diagram of PET tableware production

Related product: PET injection molding machine — HR-PET series



Advantages of PET/RPET Tableware Production

Compared to Melamine, PET/RPET tableware has several advantages.

  • No melamine poison: Eliminates health risks associated with melamine.
  • No plasticizer: Ensures safety and compliance with food safety standards.
  • No BPA: Free from Bisphenol A, a chemical used in some plastics.
  • No heavy metal: Ensures safety and avoids contamination.
  • Heat resistance up to 150°C: Suitable for microwave use.
  • Resistance up to 12-14 PH: Ensures durability and longevity.
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe: Convenient for everyday use.
  • Drop-proof: Offers durability and resistance to breakage.
  • Easy processing: Simplifies manufacturing and reduces production costs.



PET Tableware Production Video




PET Tableware Production Solution - Huarong

PET and RPET tableware have emerged as a safer and more affordable alternative to traditional options like melamine and acrylic. With its numerous advantages and the backing of companies like Huarong, PET tableware is poised to replace older materials in the market, offering consumers a healthier and more sustainable choice for their tableware needs. Please feel free to contact Huarong.



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