Eastman Tritan™ copolyester is a BPA free material that’s tough enough to take on the dishwasher.
This, in essence, was the message when Tritan™ copolyester was launched in October 2007.
Not only is Tritan™ manufactured without bisphenol-A (BPA), it also has heat-resistance qualities that ensure sports bottles and kitchenware can be manufactured in brilliant colors, and safe in the knowledge that repeated trips through the dishwasher won’t dim their luster.
Tritan™ became an instant hit, specified by the manufacturers of everything from reusable bottles to sippy cups. It became popular in the housewares market, with blenders, coffee makers, and other products converting to Tritan™.
And the Tritan™ bandwagon continues to grow and gain momentum.
Designers and process engineers are discovering that Tritan™ is more than just a dishwasher-safe, BPA-free option.
They are beginning to appreciate the many high-performance characteristics Tritan™ offers.
For consumer electronics, the inherent toughness and chemical resistance of Tritan™ makes it attractive for use in cell phones and media devices.
Around the home, Tritan™ provides clear plastic housings of vacuum cleaners a better defined, more lustrous finish.
The impact and chemical resistance of Tritan™ makes it an ideal replacement for polycarbonate and glass in refrigerator ice bins and shelving. Washing machines and dryers can benefit from the same features as well as the material’s excellent heat resistance.
And the allure of Tritan™ is not confined to designers and consumers.
For design engineers, Tritan™ offers viable alternatives unrestricted by compromise. In many applications it can be a replacement for polycarbonate: no call for expensive retooling, no need for down-time. In fact, Tritan™ can result in shorter cycle times, fewer manufacturing stages and makes intricate designs possible.
When you come right down to it, that’s what Tritan™ is all about – expanding the possibilities available to designers and engineers. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to our customers and take a look at their applications. Tritan™ has changed their thinking; it can also change the way you think about materials.