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Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Bringing BPA-free to the commercial market with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester





Rubbermaid Commercial Products design around three criteria: quality, reliability and extreme performance. When they began looking for alternatives to BPA laden products, it was extremely important to look for materials that were able to withstand the toughest of commercial environments.


“I learned about BPA-free from the consumer market where it’s become standard,” explained Head Chef, Matt Accarino. “If there’s something like BPA-free plastic that’s already made such an inroad into the consumer market, then I have to have a big question in my mind why it’s not in the commercial products that I’m using. I’m looking for products that perform, that are consistent and that we can count on.”


Recently, over 170 SKUs were transitioned from polycarbonate to Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. In addition to being BPA-free, Tritan™ is a copolyester that offers high performance properties, including: clarity, colorability, durability, ease of processing, and heat and chemical resistance.

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