PET bottles for hot-fill allow us to have juice, energy drinks, and other food products packaged in plastic. These plastic bottles are much safer than the original glass bottles which were prone to breakage. This is especially significant for products handled by children such as catsup. The first PET bottles for hot-fill featured thick panels on the walls of the bottles that prevented distortion as the bottles and their contents cooled down. Over the years, companies were able to eliminate both the label crinkling and the heavy panels.
The light-weight PET bottles are shock-resistant, which protects the product from external impact and allows the product to be transported and distributed to other areas easier. The lower cost PET bottles contribute to a wider variety of food/drinks being offered in supermarkets. These bottles are also easily recyclable.