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Fizzy Drinks Bottle

- Polyethylene Tetraphalate a co-polymer

- 330ml contents

- Weighs10gms

- Wall 0.2mm thick

- Withstands a pressure of 4 bar up to 10 bar

- Virtually indestructible

- Safer/less accidents

- 1.5 billion thrown away annually

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Advantages -

- Ribbed cap for greater strength

- Slots release gas gradually – cap does not fly off

- Very high tensile strength

- High impact resistance

- Non permeable

- Made by injection blow moulding

- Recyclable

- Petaloid base does not blow out

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