Which Plastic for Your Product?
This section provides general guidelines on whether a plastic container could be used to package a product. These guidelines were compiled by The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI Canada) with the direct assistance of raw material manufacturers.
These guidelines deal only with compatibility, not with costs or any physical or mechanical properties of the plastic materials listed. Compatibility must satisfy the following:
- Under normal period and conditions of shelf life (21-24º C);
- No product change;
- No product loss;
- No change in container shape.
In addition, these guidelines do not deal with the effect of products and plastics on each other; nor are they designed to replace comprehensive container/end-product testing to determine suitability for specific applications. All packagers are urged to have each of their products fully tested.
The data contained in these guidelines does not imply a recommendation of suitability for any specific end-use application, nor should it be interpreted to mean that a product will meet regulatory requirements.
It is always the buyer’s responsibility to make the final determination as to whether any given container or closure is suitable or safe for use with the intended product or products. The buyer is cautioned to satisfy himself that all products purchased from C.L. Smith Company are compatible wiht the product being packaged.
We will provide samples for testing, but will not be liable for any claims, lawsuits, damages or losses since we have no control over the filling or distribution of the final product
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