CamelBak now offering BPA Free Bottles

Thursday, 01 November 2007
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Camelbak LogoJust found this interesting press release about how CamelBak are going to be offering plastic water bottles which will be BPA free.

They will start manufacturing them from a different type of plastic polymer. Currently most hard bottles (including CamelBak and Nalgene) are made from polycarbonate which can leach BPA or Bisphenol A into the water.

Bisphenol A, a known endocrine disruptor that mimics the hormone estrogen; has been an ongoing concern for some people even though several US and European studies have shown it to be save in low dosages.

To fight the poor perception of BPA, CamelBak will be the first company to use a new polymer called Eastman Tritan Copolyester. This new product is very similar to the polycarbonates but with a higher temperature resistance so it will work better for products that will be around heat. It also doesn't contain BPA which is good for CamelBak.

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Camelbak LogoJust found this interesting press release about how CamelBak are going to be offering plastic water bottles which will be BPA free.

They will start manufacturing them from a different type of plastic polymer. Currently most hard bottles (including CamelBak and Nalgene) are made from polycarbonate which can leach BPA or Bisphenol A into the water.

Bisphenol A, a known endocrine disruptor that mimics the hormone estrogen; has been an ongoing concern for some people even though several US and European studies have shown it to be save in low dosages.

To fight the poor perception of BPA, CamelBak will be the first company to use a new polymer called Eastman Tritan Copolyester. This new product is very similar to the polycarbonates but with a higher temperature resistance so it will work better for products that will be around heat. It also doesn't contain BPA which is good for CamelBak.

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David Johnston

David Johnston

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