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Catch the Exhibit for Dr. Tom Brady’s Book on the History of the PET Bottle at the 2023 L.A. Times Festivals of Books

The author invites readers to witness the humble beginnings and eventual success of the PET packaging industry.

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“The History of the PET Bottle fulfills Tom’s long-time desire to capture the history of the PET container industry, including many important stories that his former PET industry colleagues contributed.”

Dr. Tom Brady’s book “History of the PET Bottle” will be displayed at the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festivals of Books on April 22-23, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. The self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet will exhibit the book at their exhibit booth for the book festival.

The business history book “History of the PET Bottle” chronicles the evolution of the iconic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle from its early years until now. This book is a must-read for those who want to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the science of the plastic packaging industry.

Dr. Brady is a packaging technology expert and has worked in the industry for 50 years and authored various articles and papers on packaging technology. His in-depth research and analysis of the PET bottle’s evolution make this book a comprehensive guide to understanding the technology and the science behind this genius invention. Brady said, “I’m thrilled to be able to share my research and knowledge of the PET bottle with the world.”

The author also emphasizes the essential role of PET bottles in this modern age, from their use as soda and water containers and medical and household products, among others. Readers will witness the PET bottle industry’s development, commercialization, and popularization.

Dive into the world of PET bottle technology. Get a copy of “History of the PET Bottle” by Dr. Tom Brady on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Going to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books? Make sure to drop by the ReadersMagnet exhibit booth #225 and check out the book display.

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

Author Bio

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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