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Dr. Tom Brady’s Book “History of the Pet Bottle” All Set for Display at the London Book Fair 2023

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Catch Dr. Tom Brady’s book display at the London Book Fair 2023.

Self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet is all set to display the business history book “History of the PET Bottle” by Dr. Tom Brady at the London Book Fair on April 18 to 20, 2023, at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX UK.

The growth of the PET bottle industry is chronicled in “History of the PET Bottle,” which covers the years between 1972 and the present day. Tom’s long-held desire to document the evolution of the PET packaging industry is finally realized in this volume, which features numerous contributions from his former colleagues.

Recent years have seen a surge in the popularity of insulated water bottles made of metal. Advertisements for the drinkware may be seen in publications and online all around the world. The drinkware is basic in design and incorporates vibrant primary colors. This is undoubtedly a popular movement among today’s youth. PET bottles, which seem so retro to today’s youngsters, were actually rather popular in the ’80s among the hip and trendy crowd.

Dr. Tom Brady gives an interesting talk about the evolution of plastic water bottles. With his extensive background as a senior scientist, Dr. Brady was able to offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance through his insightful book. He also encourages readers to read his two other books, “Plastic Technologies, Inc.” and “Impact of Owens-Illinois On the World.”

Get a copy of Dr. Tom Brady’s “History of the PET Bottle” on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookBaby, and ThriftBooks.

History of the PET Bottle
Author | Dr. Tom Brady
Genre | Business History
Publisher | BookBaby
Published date | August 10, 2022

Dr. Brady is one of the pioneers of the modern PET packaging industry. He began his career carrying out fundamental research on plastic packaging technology and led the commercialization of PET bottle technology at Owens-Illinois before leaving to found Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) and six other packaging-related companies that have continued to lead the development and commercialization of PET packaging.

Over 40 years, Dr. Brady and his colleagues have received more than 150 patents relating to PET packaging and recycling, and “many of the products you buy every day are sold in plastic containers designed by one of the PTI companies,” he told Plastics News.

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in Plastic Materials Engineering, Dr. Brady joined Owens-Illinois, Inc. as a Senior Scientist in 1972, just as the carbonated soft drink companies were asking their suppliers to create and offer family-size carbonated beverage containers, which required an industry-wide conversion from glass and aluminum to plastic.

As a result, over a short 10-year period, Dr. Brady, his colleagues, and other industry plastic package suppliers created an entirely new industry to supply sustainable PET packaging to beverage, food, and personal care product brand owners.

When Owens-Illinois began questioning its involvement in plastic packaging because the plastic was beginning to impact its glass container business, Dr. Brady and many of his R&D colleagues who had helped to diversify Owens-Illinois’ business portfolio left the company to either start or operated other major businesses that helped to transform the entire packaging industry.

Dr. Brady has written and published three books to capture his entire 50-year career in plastic packaging, including:

  1. “The Impact of Owens-Illinois on the World” - tells the stories of thirty former O-I employees who, without competing with Owens-Illinois, employed their talents to create or nurture many dynamic and successful business enterprises.
  2. History of the PET Bottle” - tells the story of the development of the PET bottle from 1972 until today.
  3. Plastic Technologies, Inc. - Our Story” - captures the contributions of hundreds of PTI and PTI Company employees and owners to the plastic packaging industry over the past 36 years.

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 History Of The Pet Bottle
 Dr. Tom Brady
 Business History
 The London Book Fair 2023

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