Benefits of & Material Types Used in the Manufacture of Jetran® & Transparent Folding Cartons

PET - Polyethylene Terephthalate

  • Glass clear film with excellent strength
  • Does not turn White when creased
  • Slightly softer feel than PVC and hence easier to make up both tubes and cartons.
  • Production of PET requires less energy than production of PVC
  • Does not contain any heavy metals or fluorochlorohydrocarbons
  • Can be recycled many times over without impairing its properties
  • Suitable for food contact
  • Available in recycled grades including RPET
  • Suitable for printing


  • A new material specifically developed by Bell Packaging for production of clear Jetran® tubes.
  • Retran® contains approximately 70% post consumer waste including soda bottles and sandwich cartons that would traditionally end up in landfill.
  • Excellent clarity and creasing capabilities however material has a slight tint which will vary from batch to batch depending on recycled content.
  • Suitable for food contact.
  • Suitable for printing.

Find out more about our recycled plastic tube product, Retran®

PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride

  • The traditional material used for both Jetran® and Transparent Folding Cartons.
  • Excellent clarity and strength.
  • Available in both Virgin and recycled grades.
  • Suitable for food contact.
  • Suitable for printing.
  • Generally a lower cost option to PET.

PP - Polypropylene

  • Available in a vast range of surface finishes and colours.
  • A softer feel than either PET & PVC.
  • Traditionally not as transparent as PVC or PET.
  • 30% lighter than PVC or PET so can be cost effective.
  • Is both Chlorine and Halogen free.
  • Can be recycled on numerous occasions without any changes to its properties.
  • Suitable for printing.
  • Suitable for food contact.

All of these materials will give you a high quality finished product and we are happy to recommend the correct material for your application.

Samples of all of these materials are available from our sales office on + 44 1582 459 292.
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