A new range of reusable, bisphenol A-free water bottles that is claimed to keep water clean, safe and cool, has been launched by Penguin Brands.
Nathan Performance Gear Flip Straw Pure Bottles are made with Eastman Tritan; described its manufacturer Eastman Chemical Company as “a new-generation copolyester that balances the properties of easy processing, clarity, toughness, and heat and chemical resistance”.
The bottles are available in sporting and retail stores throughout the United State and Canada, and come in three sizes - 1 L, 700 mL and 500 mL.
The bottles were designed to allow easy access to fluids without unscrewing the cap or tilting the lid said the company. Featuring a wide-mouthed, screw-top lid that is said to be easy to grip and large enough for easy filling and cleaning, the bottles are supplied with a finger loop with novel clip for attaching to belts and backpacks. The bottles are claimed to be resistant to cracking or marking as a result of strong cleaning detergents or exposure to high heat in dishwashers.
“When designing our new line of premium water bottles, we sought a material that would fit in seamlessly with the rest of our product line while meeting consumer demands," said Megan Russell, vice president of marketing and sales, Penguin Brands. "Eastman Tritan copolyester was an exact fit for our needs. Not only does it offer a BPA-free alternative that is durable and dishwasher-safe, but it also encourages consumers to use refillable bottles."
The US’s third city, Chicago voted recently to ban the sale of baby bottles and sipper cups that contain bisphenol A (BPA) for use by children under the age of three.
Meanwhile, earlier this week Minnesota became the first US state to ban the use of BPA in baby bottles from next year. Earlier this year Suffolk County, New York was the first government in the US to introduce such a ban.