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ReadersMagnet Exhibited “History of the PET Bottle” by Dr. Tom Brady at the 2023 Guadalajara International Book Fair

“History of the PET Bottle” is the story of the development of the PET bottle industry from 1972 until today. Dr. Brady’s book captures and documents the technology’s historical value.

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“History of the PET Bottle” by Dr. Tom Brady was displayed at the 2023 Guadalajara International Book Fair.

Polyethylene terephthalate, commonly known as PET, is a type of plastic that is transparent, sturdy, lightweight, and completely recyclable. Dr. Tom Brady wrote about its early development in a book titled “History of the PET Bottle.” The book was displayed by the self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 Guadalajara International Book Fair. The book fair ran from November 25 to December 3, 2023, at the Expo Guadalajara Convention Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

“History of the PET Bottle” tells the story of the development of the PET bottle industry from 1972 until today. Dr. Brady captures and documents the technology’s historical value by writing about it. Dr. Brady seeks to help shape the future of his company and the packaging industry itself as he reveals how his company made recyclability in packaging materials happen.

The book fulfills Tom’s long-time desire to capture the history of this vital packaging product industry while including many essential stories written by his former PET industry colleagues. Dr. Brady wants their words to live on through the memories and stories in his book. Together, they created an entirely new industry – commercial PET bottles. Today, PET Bottles are a preferred choice for packaging soft drinks because of their many advantages to manufacturers and consumers alike.

The informative and poignant book was well-received at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the most significant publishing event in Ibero-America. Interested readers may purchase “History of the PET Bottle” by Dr. Tom Brady on Amazon and BookBaby Bookshop.

“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.

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