Bottles and jars represent 75 per cent of all plastics containers in the US, with demand continuing to grow, according to a report by The Plastics Industry Association.

The Plastics Industry Association‘s senior vice president of Membership and Business Development, Mark Garrison, said: “The bottling segment of our industry is projected to grow six per cent over the next three years. Recognising this upward trend, we’ll unveil the Bottle Zone at NPE 2018 as it will prove an invaluable resource for companies that work with PET preforms, blow moulding, moulds, labelling, filling, closures, design and inspection equipment.”

Elsewhere in the findings the growth of PET was attributed to the high ranking of bottling in terms of plastics industry employment numbers, dollar value of shipments and capital expenditures.