What makes TRITAN the winner amongst the rest?

What makes TRITAN the winner amongst the rest?

May 10, 2023Amber How

 

Have you ever wondered what happens when plastic is exposed to high temperatures, such as being in a hot car or whilst in a dishwasher cycle? Theoretically, it can begin to break down and release chemicals into the water or beverage stored in the bottle. Some of these chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, have been linked to potential health risks, including hormone disruption and developmental problems.

In addition to the potential health risks associated with chemical leaching, high temperatures can also cause plastic water bottles to deform or even melt, which can compromise the integrity of the bottle and potentially lead to leaks or spills. Different materials of plastic will start to deform or melt at different temperatures. 

To reduce the risk of chemical leaching and deformation, it's recommended to avoid exposing plastic water bottles to high temperatures. Instead, it's best to store them in a cool, dry place, and to avoid using them to store hot liquids or exposing them to high-heat sources, such as a dishwasher or a hot car. If you prefer to get a certified safe yet lightweight water bottle, consider using a bottle made from more heat-resistant plastic, such as our THE FUEL Bottle made of Tritan copolyester grade 7.

There are few commonly used plastic in our daily lives, here you go for the info!

1. Grade 1 PET: PET is heat-resistant up to a certain point, but it begins to soften and deform at temperatures above 60°C. PET can also release harmful chemicals when exposed to high temperatures, so it is not recommended for use in applications that require high-temperature resistance.

2. Grade 5 PP: PP is heat-resistant up to a certain point, but it generally begins to soften at temperatures above 80°C. PP is more heat-resistant than PET, but not as heat-resistant as Tritan grade 7.

3. Grade 7 TRITAN Co-polyester: TRITAN is highly resistant to heat, and can withstand temperatures of up to 100°C without degrading or releasing harmful chemicals. This makes it suitable for use in applications that require high-temperature resistance, such as baby products, coffee mugs, and hot water bottles.

Overall, TRITAN Co-polyester grade 7 offers the highest level of heat resistance compared to Grade 1 PET and Grade 5 PP.

This is why THE FUEL Bottle is made from the highest quality plastic!

Check our THE FUEL Bottle now.



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