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Common Materials

We use numerous materials for the products we produce. The table below outlines the most common. Proper packaging material selection can make the difference between a product that performs properly and one that does not. Packaging material selections and the amount used has a significant impact on costs and sustainability. Contact us to review your packaging material requirements. We can help you select the best choice for your requirements.

PETE

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Grades Available:

Virgin, Recycled (post consumer and industrial), Static Dissipative

*Medical and FDA – approved available.

Attributes:
  • Typically clear with good impact resistance. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Blister Packs, Clamshells, Trays, & Covers.
  • Temperature range 10° to 150°F

HDPE, HMWPE

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Grades Available:

Virgin, Recycled, UL

*FDA – approved available.

Attributes:
  • Excellent chemical resistances. High tensile strength. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Clamshells, Trays, Totes, Bins, Containers, Pallets, Covers, OEM Enclosures, Guards, Panels.
  • Temperature range up to 140°F

PVC

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Grades Available:

Virgin, Recycled, Static Dissipative

*Medical and FDA – approved available.

Attributes:
  • Good clarity and impact strength. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Blister Packs, Clamshells, Trays, & Covers.
  • Temperature range up to 140°F

KYDEX

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Grades Available:

UL, FAR, MVSS, ASTM, and/or BS Fire Ratings

Attributes:
  • Alternative to FR ABS
  • Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as OEM Enclosures, Guards, Covers, & Panels.
  • Temperature range up to 160°F

PP

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Grades Available:

Virgin, UL & FR

*Medical and FDA – approved available.

Attributes:
  • Excellent chemical resistances. High tensile strength. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Blister Packs, Clamshells, Trays, Covers, OEM Enclosures, Guards, & Panels.
  • Temperature range up to 180°F

PS, HIPS

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Grades Available:

Virgin, Recycled, Conductive, Static Dissipative, UL & FR

*Medical and FDA – approved available.

Attributes:
  • Good impact strength. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Trays, & Endcaps.
  • Temperature range 20° to 170°F

PC

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Grades Available:

Virgin, UL & FR

Attributes:
  • Optically clear. High Impact Resistance. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Trays, Totes, Bins, Containers, Covers & Guards.
  • Temperature range up to 240°F

ABS

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Grades Available:

Virgin, Recycled, Conductive, Static Dissipative, UL & FR

Attributes:
  • High Impact and heat resistance. High gloss. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Covers, Trays, Guards, Hoods, Endcaps & Fascias.
  • Temperature range up to 160°F

PETG

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Grades Available:

Virgin, Recycled, UL & FR
*Medical and FDA – approved

Attributes:
  • Optically clear. Recyclable.
  • Typically used in applications such as Trays, Totes, Bins, Containers, Covers & Guards.
  • Temperature range -20° to 150°F

PLA

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Grades Available:

Virgin

*FDA – approved

Not commonly run by us, but provided as a benchmark against other materials and as a potential option where appropriate.

Attributes:
  • Made from annually renewable resources. Compostable. Good visual properties.
  • Typically used in applications such as Blister Packs, Clamshells, Trays.
  • Temperature range up to 110°F

EVOH

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Grades Available

  • Virgin and Recycled
  • FDA

Attributes

  • This resin is commonly used as an oxygen barrier in food packaging.
  • Better than other polymers at keeping air out and flavors in
  • Highly transparent, weather resistant, oil and solvent resistant, flexible, moldable,
  • Recyclable


Most materials are available in a variety of colors, but may have minimums associated. Color matches can be done from a supplied sample or PMS specification.

Note: All information provided is for reference only. Please Contact CJK for specific technical data sheets as required.

Sustainability

Sustainability and eco-consciousness are top-of-mind at CJK. Every process and product we create, we do so with the environment in mind.

Unlike paper, which can only be recycled 2-3 times before it loses fiber strength, polymer packaging can be ground, reintroduced, and reformed indefinitely.

We use recycled grade polymer materials in well over 90% of our FDA and retail packaging products. all processing waste is sorted, ground, and returned to polymer processors that reintroduce 100% back into reusable products.

We use recycled grade polymer materials in well over 90% of our FDA and retail packaging products.

All of our products and packaging:

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Are beneficial, safe, and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle.
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Meet market criteria for performance and cost.
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Are sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy.
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Maximize the use of renewable or recycled source materials.
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Are manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices.
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Are made from materials healthy in all probable end-of-life scenarios.
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Are physically designed to optimize materials and energy.
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Are effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial cradle to cradle cycles.

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