DPET™ Sheet

OCTAL’s DPET™ was conceived on the idea that the sustained growth of clear rigid packaging requires a strategic investment in capacity, proprietary technology and innovation.

OCTAL invented the direct-to-sheet technology to deliver a PET sheet with an unmatched sustainability profile and mechanical and optical performance.

This benefits are realized through:

1.      Tight gauge control, which enables down gauging and SKU reduction;

2.      Elimination of five processing steps that reduces energy consumption, leading to a step change in lowering carbon footprint and enabling source reduction.

3.      Reducing polymer degradation, leading to enhanced clarity and gloss.

4.      Better more consistent runnability that enables faster processing on thermoforms and FFS lines.

5.      Calendaring directly from the resin reactor ensures complete and reliable traceability for food safety certifications.



OCTAL’s DPET™ has transformed both the economic and supply dynamic for PET sheet, making DPET™ highly competitive with polypropylene and polystyrene, which has led to wholesale conversion of entire packaging segments.

  

PET Sheet

 PET Sheet Process

DPET™ VS. APET SHEET

DPET™ sheet releases 69% and 48% fewer Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, respectively, and requires 65% less purchased grid electricity per kilogram of sheet when compared to traditional APET sheet made from bottle-grade resin.

Scope 1 - Emissions from Sources that are owned or controlled by the company.
Scope 2 - Emissions from generation of electricity purchased by the company
Scope 3 - Indirect emission generated by the supply chain 


* This study, based on 2010 production data, was conducted by Intertek Export Service using Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used international accounting tool developed in conjunction with the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

OCTAL PET Sheet

  • DPET™ (English Units)

    OCTAL’s DPET™ is the first and only direct-to-sheet polyester sheet in the world. Developed and introduced to the market in 2008, OCTAL’s unique direct-to-sheet process, DPET™ technology, eliminates five energy intensive stages of the conventional sheet production process (pelletizer, SSP, compactor, dryer and extruder).

    This exclusive technology produces PET sheet characterized by enhanced optical and mechanical properties, increased productivity for thermoformers, and environmental advantages. Through proprietary software programs and process control technology, OCTAL maximizes roll-to-roll product uniformity bringing a range of advantages to the PET industry.

  • DPET™ (Metric Units)

    OCTAL’s DPET™ is the first and only direct-to-sheet polyester sheet in the world. Developed and introduced to the market in 2008, OCTAL’s unique direct-to-sheet process, DPET™ technology, eliminates five energy intensive stages of the conventional sheet production process (pelletizer, SSP, compactor, dryer and extruder).

    This exclusive technology produces PET sheet characterized by enhanced optical and mechanical properties, increased productivity for thermoformers, and environmental advantages. Through proprietary software programs and process control technology, OCTAL maximizes roll-to-roll product uniformity bringing a range of advantages to the PET industry.

  • APET (English Units)

    Clear Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) sheet.

  • APET (Metric Units)

    Clear Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) sheet.