Our catalogue of readily available stock solutions encompass a variety of plastic components, all made of universally recyclable materials.

Our product experts can assist you with material selections for both stock and custom packaging solutions based on the intended use.

Considerations include:

  • cannabis product format
  • moisture barrier
  • oxygen barrier
  • if the product will be irradiated after packaging
  • if custom colourants will be applied

Here is an overview of the main properties in the 4 core plastic materials we use:

Plastics Overview

Polyethylene Terephthalate
(PET)

High Density Polyethylene
(HDPE)

Polypropylene
(PP)

Polystyrene
(PS)

Properties

PETE

Clarity

Clear

Translucent

Translucent

Clear

Moisture Barrier

Fair to Good

Good to Excellent

Good to Excellent

Poor to Fair

Oxygen Barrier

Good

Poor

Poor

Fair

Max. Temperature

120F

145F

165F

150F

Rigidity

Moderate to High

Moderate

Moderate to High

Moderate to High

Resistance to Impact

Good to Excellent

Good to Excellent

Poor to Good

Poor to Good

Resistance to Heat

Poor to fair

Good

Good

Fair

Resistance to Cold

Good

Excellent

Poor to Fair

Poor

Resistance to Sunlight

Good

Fair

Fair

Poor to Fair

Cannasupplies Packaging Formats Jars, Boston Round Bottles, Round Packers, etc. Round Packers Child-Resistant Closures, double wall jars Jars

For more information on material resources, or recommended formats for cannabis, pharmaceuticals, household products, and cosmetics, please contact our customer service team.

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