Charpak design and manufacture products using an extensive range of plastics.

All materials Charpak use are produced from either a recycled grade plastic, or are fully re-usable or recyclable.

We mark all manufactured products with the correct recycle / material code to aid the recycling process.

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We also have closed loop recycling in some materials, this allows us to control the quality of the products we offer.

Sustainability is key for us as a business, whether this is through the use of recycled materials, Bio materials or through newly developed Biodegradable products.

To determine clients' correct technical specifications and materials requirements the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will make recommendations based on: pack style, thickness of micron, type of environment the packaging will be used in, desired price point, and any other relevant secondary packaging considerations. 

Charpak manufacture packaging using PET, CPET, Bio-PET, PP, HIPS, Flocked materials and PVC.
These types of plastic are explained further below.  Simply click on the plastic category name for more information. 


Type of Plastic


Common Uses


(Polyethylene Terephthalate)

PET based products include:

Clear, tough, solvent resistant barrier to gas and moisture.

Softens at 80°

Soft drink and water bottles
Biscuit trays and containers



(Polyvinyl Chloride)

PVC-U is unplasticised PVC and is strong and tough.

PVC-P is plasticised PVC and is flexible, clear and Elastic

PVC-U – Cosmetic containers
Plumbing fittings.

PBC-P – Garden hoses
Cable sheathing





Hard but flexible, waxy surface, softens at 140°C

Bottles and icecream tubs
Crisp packets
Garden furniture
Packing tape



PS is clear, glassy, rigid, opaque, semi-touch and softens at 95°C.

PS-E is expanded polystyrene

CD cases, plastic cutlery

Foamed PS – takeaway containers and insulation

PS-E – packing peanuts


(Often Polycarbonate or ABS)

All other resins and multi materials (such as laminates).

Properties dependent on the particular plastic

Automotive and appliance components