Plastic bottle containers are made from a combination of semi-synthetic or synthetic organics solids that have been molded. Plastic substances have a high molecular mass and often contain other substances. The synthetic materials are most commonly sourced from petrochemicals.
Plastic is so much a part of our everyday modern lives; you don’t need to look very far to see a range if plastic substances being put to use. Plastic bottle container such as peanut butter jars, condiment bottles, and drinks bottles are commonly made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
What are the plastic bottle containers used for?
- Bottling drinks such as water and carbonated drinks
- Condiments such as tomato sauce and salad dressing bottles
- Peanut butter jars
- Toiletries such as shampoo, face wash or body wash bottles
These are just a few of the many uses for plastic bottle containers, which most of us encounter on a daily basis.
Where can I buy plastic bottle containers?
There are a number of companies in South Africa which supply plastic bottle containers.
- Purple Line Plastics in Bellville in the Western Cape. This company manufactures plastic jars and bottles for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and hospitality industries.
- Action Plastics are a leading supplier and manufacturer of plastic bottles, polycans and buckets based in Edenvale in Johannesburg.
- Also in Gauteng is P.E.T Plastics 4NE1, manufacturer of plastic bottles and jars for cool drinks, juices, sauces, water, solvents, honey, motor car products, cosmetic products and pharmaceutical products.
- Plastech Moulders are based in East London in the Eastern Cape, distributing and manufacturing plastic jars and bottles along with selected closures.
- Creative Packaging (Pty) Limited is a company based in Germiston in Gauteng, supplying all kinds of packing materials such as plastic bottles, as well as vacuum and plastic bags, corrugated boxes and other packaging solutions.
- For design solutions in the metal and plastic industry, companies can turn to Plasbro International in Johannesburg. Plasbro can develop a new product or re-manufacture and existing plastic product.
- For the colouration of plastic bottle container, PlastiColors in Edenvale in Gauteng offer pigments, liquids and other additives for plastic materials.
- One of the good things about plastic bottles is that they can be recycled. Rirothe Environmental Service collect and recycle plastic bottle and other metal and plastic goods such as tin foil, cold drink cans, and plastic food containers.
- In Ladysmith Kwa Zulu Natal, Bizeecorp manufacture plastic bottle for cosmetic, water and pharmaceutical products.
- Koogan Plastics is a plastic manufacturing company based in Lenasia in Gauteng. Koogan have been developing and making plastic materials as far back as 1982.
- Over 20 000 plastic bottles and other containers are produced by M&S Plastics every day. Aside from plastic bottles, the company also makes plastic drums and other plastic containers for general purposes. All are made from high quality raw materials.
- Rand Plastics PTY LTD have been in the plastic manufacturing business since 1945, serving the needs of South Africans around the country. The company is based in Germiston, Gauteng and continues to withhold and develop their reputation in the industry.
From manufacture to design and distribution, there are a number of companies around South Africa offering plastic bottle and other plastic goods for commercial use, industry and for the general public. We use plastic every day, but it is also important to use it widely and recycle wherever possible.
When it comes to buying and using plastic bottles, water bottles can refilled and used a number of times to carry drinks on the go. Don’t use thin plastic bottles too many times as drinks refills as the plastic can seep into the water. They can also be used to store other liquid household goods. Most plastic bottles can be recycled, so visit your local recycling centre (you can often find one at a shopping centre) and deposit your rinsed-out plastics in the relevant bin.