The use of plastic goods, especially in the food packaging and storage industry, is increasing day by day due to its low weight and high mechanical strength, cheap raw material, and easy storage and transportation of plastic bottles. In this article, the effects of plastic bottles from medical, environmental and energy consumption aspects are compared and compared with glass bottles.
According to the reported statistics, the consumption of plastic bottles in Iran is expected to increase to more than 92,000 tons this year. Biodegradability, recycling and reuse with low quality of these bottles have made them unable to be a suitable place to store food. The release of toxic compounds into the environment, especially into the air during the production process, the release of various toxic compounds such as antimony, zinc, bromide derivatives, dioxins and phenols are destructive effects that these bottles will have on the environment and humans. Also, the use of these containers is not cost-effective due to various problems in recycling and high cost for dumping waste from plastic bottles.
In contrast, glass bottles are made of minerals that can be easily and cheaply recycled (15 to 20 times) so that recycled glass bottles have the same quality as the original bottles and also They need less energy than the original energy to produce. Glass bottles can be a safe place to store food.
Corona and plastic containers
According to Wikinews, with the spread of the corona virus, the world's attention to health has increased many times, and this observance of health encompasses various dimensions. One of these dimensions is the widespread use of disposable tableware. This extent can be seen even in very simple examples such as the use of disposable cups, so that companies and factories were asked to use disposable containers if they were serving food in the workplace.
This trend has also changed the attitude towards the preparation and distribution of food in many restaurants, and consumers are no longer willing to receive food in aluminum dishes and the like, because many of these dishes do not meet the required standards. The use of food container containers (disposable containers with the lid closed and locked) has received more attention than ever during this time of stress and inflammation.
With growing concerns about the spread of the disease, many people do not prepare hot food from outside in most cases to protect themselves from any contamination, or if they have bought ready-made food from outside and in city-level restaurants; Once in the house, it is heated in the microwave to make sure it is healthy.
Therefore, the need for restaurants to prepare these dishes is more evident than ever.
Another feature of these containers is the type of tight packaging that after closing the lid, food is protected from the penetration of any germs and contamination. These dishes are easily used inside the freezer and dishwasher and are 100% recyclable.
It should be noted that these dishes can be easily identified by pantography (bottom floor markings) on the back of them and have signs that can be washed in the dishwasher and can be used in the microwave and..
In addition, special attention should be paid to the production of these dishes. The robotics of production plants and the isolation of the factory environment and the absence of human contact during production and packaging are of great importance.
It is now clear why these dishes have been used more widely and their buyers have reached homes in addition to restaurants and department stores, and their reusable use also saves money for ordinary people.

IML packaging
IML packaging is made with a thickness of polypropylene, polystyrene and polyester and reaches the exploitation stage, and for environmental reasons, less alcohol is used in polyvinyl so as not to disturb the efficiency of the environment. Production of this package The packaging is created in combination with several technologies called plastic packaging or iml; Impact on a mold (Impact mold), Vacuum forming,
Injection molding as well as hot molding, and due to the fact that part of the space allocated to the product is inside the mold, no special packaging is required after filling the product, and this is completely cost-effective for your product. Yogurt, motor oil, processed cheeses, colored plastic buckets, etc. are used, and these labels have an extremely high durability and are not easily removed.