DPET from Octal is said to give yogurt packagers longer blade-life, consistent breakaway performance and green benefits in a robust package. The sheet is said to offer yogurt packagers an option combining printability, consistent breakaway performance, and cracking resistance never before seen in PET.
Octal designed the DPET direct-to-sheet manufacturing system to provide the kind of consistency it takes to realize the absolute maximum from form, fill, and seal lines. Octal states DPET has excellent flow characteristics, with more material going to cup corners so that package strength is achieved at lower thickness. DPET packages are strong enough to survive the vibration and shock of transportation to retailers and beyond without cracking. Its smooth, glossy surface is ideal for process printing. The highly planar, smooth surface also gives excellent sealing performance. The gauge consistency – it holds to within 1% of specified thickness – allows packagers to spec thinner gauges and still achieve target package thicknesses and strengths.