what are the materials of a plastic cup?

- Jan 16, 2018-

What are the materials of a plastic cup?

The plastic that is usually used for making water cups is made of PE, PP, PC, PET and so on.

The disposable water cup is usually PE, which is soft and not high temperature. It will become soft when it is boiled. Long term boiled water may cause the decomposition of plastic and produce harmful substances to human body.

PP made of water cup can be filled with water for a long time; it is not recommended to make tea.

PC long term hot water will produce bisphenol A, which has an impact on the reproductive system and can lead to precocious puberty; the European baby bottle has banned the use of PC.

PET cups are commonly found in beverage bottles, such as Pepsi Cola and Coca-Cola, which are commonly used in plastic bottles. They are PET materials. They are not suitable for hot water. They can secrete bisphenol A substances and other harmful substances to human body.

The bottom of the plastic bottle will have numbers in the triangle. This number usually represents the material of Plastics: 1 is PET, 2 is HDPE, 3 is PVC, 4 is LDPE, 5 is PP, 6 is PS, 7 is PC and other materials.

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