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Durables Tritan Clarity

“Tritan has a better reminiscence than any other material. No other option was considered.”

Stéphan Chicha, owner and MD of Chic Conception

"The whole idea of this product was to make it look like glass and ceramic. And by doing that, we've made the perceived value much higher. We wanted to do something you would find very hard to dispose of. And the Tritan lid is a big part of that."

Dan Black, Founder and CEO of Black + Blum

“KOR is a very progressive and forward-thinking company. They want to make sure that their product is going to reflect the image of being responsible to the consumer and environment as a whole.”

Lance Hussey, Creative Director and Principle, RKS Design
PROBLEM

Are your housewares tough enough?

Designers for housewares often share similar material needs while designing tools for the kitchen: a food-safe material that is BPA-free, very tough, resistant to discoloration, glass-like clarity, dishwasher durability, and most importantly, the ability not to impart any taste along to the next dish. 

Brands like Rubbermaid and Nalgene were looking for a drop-in replacement for their polycarbonate designs to BPAalternatives. They needed a material that still achieved the desired performance necessary to withstand the toughest of commercial environments but did not call for expensive retooling, no need for down-time.

Smaller companies, like ChicConception, needed a material that met not only American, but French andEuropean legislation on products used in contact with food for their skull-shaped shot glasses. 




MATERIAL

Eastman Tritan™ copolyester

Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, launched in October 2007. BPA-Free Tritan is engineered to be better. Better than glass. Better than stainless. Better than any other plastic. And Tritan doesnt contain BPA, BPS or any other bisphenols. Products made with Tritan plastic are clear, durable, safe and stylish. And we arent the only ones making that claim the superiority of Tritan has been clearly proven by third-party labs and quality is clearly loved by our customers.

Designers and process engineers working in the housewares field appreciate the high-performance characteristics of Tritan for its many food-ware applications. In many cases, it can be a drop-in replacement for polycarbonate or other like materials: no call for expensive retooling, no need for down-time. In fact, Tritan often results in shorter cycle times, fewer manufacturing stages and makes intricate designs possible.



SOLUTION

Clearly better

Many housewares brands, big and small, have turned to Tritan for their products, often as a stand-in for glass or polycarbonate. 

Savino, a three-piece wine preservation system, combines an oxygen limiting float made of Tritan and a food-grade silicon to create a barrier between the oxygen and wine. It automatically adjusts to different amounts of wine, an integral part to the success of the system keeping your wine fresh for days at a time

Wolfgang Puck also chose to use Tritan in both their commercial style blenders and choppers; the carafes are impact and thermal shock resistant, and lightweight as compared to glass, making it ideal for the quick, go-to small appliance in the kitchen.

Black+Blum had a demanding set of parameters for their Bon Appetite and Bento Boxes. They wanted a clear shock-proof material that wasn't going to fade or crack over time; they wanted both microwavable and dishwasher safe and for the material to be BPA free. They also wanted something that would last. Most importantly, they wanted the lid to be transparent. Enter Tritan! 

"We could have brought the price down doing the lid in white polypropylene, but it wouldn't look the same," says Black. "The whole idea of this product was to make it look like glass and ceramic. And by doing that, we've made the value much higher. We wanted to do something you would find very hard to dispose of. And the Tritan lid is a big part of that."


Case Study

Hamilton Beach Blender

For the designers at Hamilton Beach, they were looking for a material that was powerful, attractive, and BPA free for the carafe of their new blender. While glass seemed like the ideal material, its weight can be limiting and safety can be a concern; shattered glass is a kitchen nightmare in food prep. After thorough consideration, the team chose Tritan for the blender’s carafe. Noting its resistance to staining, smells and taste, Tritan offers a prestigious glass-like clarity that is safe to wash in the dishwasher. To see theInnovation Lab at work, watch the video below vigorously testing the Tritan material for Hamilton Beach. 

RESULTS

Housewares that are as beautiful as they are functional

Wondering what’s made of Tritan in your home? From drinkware, water bottles and baby bottles, to food containers and serving dishes, to small appliances, many favorite household brands useTritan!

  • Drinkware: Barluxe, Drinique
  • Water bottles: KOR, Thermos, Nalgene, Camelbak, Aladdin, Cool Gear, Gobie, Define
  • Baby bottles: Thermos, NUK, Lolly
  • Food containers: Rubbermaid, Black +Blum
  • Serving Dishes: Light my Fire, PolarPitcher
  • Small Appliances: Wolfgang Puck, Vitamix, Cuisinart, Ninja, Magic Bullet, Dualit, Breville, Bonjour, Blendtec 
Video

Hamilton Beach

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