PET preforms are a polymer half finished product manufactured using Polyethylene Terephthalate material. This PET Preform is used in manufacturing different types of PET bottles, blow moulded jars through the process of blow moulding. PET is widely used for various packaging applications due to its properties and cost effectiveness. The PET preforms are widely appreciated in different sectors since it occupies less space, hence can be accommodated in a large number then moulded in any shape as per the requirements. The PET preforms are manufactured using horizontal injection molding machines. PET Preform is a polyester material container; it has many special grades and can be offered according to the clients requirements. There is one characteristic of PET preform, which is the product that made form it will be clear and transparent. The surface is smooth and sparking, which can attract the buyerÂ´s attention. This makes the PET preform a delicate product. PET bottles are replacing glass bottles because of the high rate of breakage and the inconvenience of returning the empty bottle after consumption. The consumption pattern is tending to converge with the international patterns and this is how new categories such as sports drinks, juices and non returnable (PET bottles and cans) are catching up in the local market. PET (also named PETE) is a kind of polyester material for fiber, injection molded parts, as well as blow molded bottles and jars. Special grades are offered with the required properties for the different applications. PET is linear thermoplastic (long chain molecule consists of repeating units shown as figure right), white but bluish resin made from terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol through poly condensation. PET is supplied by the resin manufacturers in the form of small pellets, each about 0.05 gram. PET came into prominence in the 1950s as a textile material. Uses & Applications for PET Preform PET containers are mainly used for packaging of mineral water, edible oil, carbonated beverages, alcoholic beverages and other food products, PET bottles/containers are basically manufactured from pre forms. The pre form is blow moulded to form the PET bottles, Key properties of PET are un breakability, sparkling clarity, odourless, non toxicity and hygiene use and PET bottles can be recycled and used to replace costly raw materials used in textiles and insulation Market Survey PET bottles and jars are manufactured by injection blow moulding process. PET molecules get biaxially oriented, which imparts special properties to the containers such as excellent trans parency and sparkle, un breakability, prevention of loss and injury, non toxicity and hygienic use, light weight, other preferred chemical and mechanical properties such as resistance to chemicals and alkalis, recyclability and hence environment friendly disposition. Significantly, PET is approved as suitable for food contact application. In India, PET started being used in a perceptible way only very recently. It is projected that the demand will grow appreciably, especially for packaging soft drinks. Soft drinks are witnessing a gradual shift towards the non returnable bottles due to changing lifestyles and convenience. PET packaging has been doing very well as it offers the flexibilities of innovation, both in terms of pack design and size. Pepsi expects 15% reduction in the share of glass bottles from 65%. Likewise Coco Cola India is not far behind in lapping up the growth in the PET model. India produces around 500,000 tonnes of PET annually. The overall capacity of the industry is rated at about 650,000 tonnes per year.