Re: Plastics (bottles)

From: 	Bert Hickman[SMTP:bert.hickman-at-aquila-dot-com]
Sent: 	Sunday, June 22, 1997 2:37 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Plastics

Tesla List wrote:
> From:   Alfred A. Skrocki[SMTP:alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com]
> Sent:   Thursday, June 19, 1997 6:26 AM
> To:     Tesla List
> Subject:        Plastics
> Greetings all;
> Does anyone know what kind of plastic the clear 2 and 3 liter soda
> bottles are made of? I thought possibly polycarbonate, but they seem
> pretty flexible and I remember polycarbonate as being rather brittle!

Most all plastic soda bottles are made from PET - PolyEthylene
Terephthalate, otherwise known as Mylar. This is the only commonly
available plastic that that can retain carbonation. 

-- Bert --