Resin Comparison Chart

CSI™ is an injection molder of plastic packaging for the cosmetics and personal care industries.

We have prepared this Resin Comparison Chart to help you better understand the properties of various resins available so that you may make an informed decision about your product packaging needs.

Properties
Polyethylene Terephthalate

High Density Polyetheylene

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Low Density Polyethylene

Polypropylene and PIR

Bio-Based Biopropylene

Polystyrene
Other Plastice
Clarity Clear Translucent Clear Translucent PP: Translucent
PIR: Opaque
Opaque Clear Varies
Moisture Barrier Fair to Good Good to Excellent Fair Good Good to Excellent Fair to Good Poor to Fair Varies
Oxygen Barrier Good Poor Good Poor Poor Poor Poor Varies
Distortion Temperature 145F 160F 150F 160F 212F 160F 150F Varies
Rigidity High Moderate High Low Moderate Low High Varies
Resistance to Impact Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Fair Fair to Good Poor Varies
Resistance to Cold Good Excellent Fair Excellent Poor to Fair Excellent Poor Varies
Resistance to Sunlight Good Fair Poor to Good Fair Fair Fair Poor to Fair Varies
Resitance to Acids Fair Good Good Medium Good Medium Medium Varies
Resistance to Alcohol Good Good Very Good Good Good Good Fair Varies
Ressistance to Alkilis Poor Very Good Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Good Varies
Resistance to Solvents Good Poor Good Poor Poor Poor Poor Varies

This chart is meant only as a guide. Actual performance is the responsibility of the packager. Please test your products.

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