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Aladdin’s (copolyester) bottle

Famously associated with a lamp, is the name Aladdin now poised to become connected with plastic bottles?

June 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



Famously associated with a lamp, is the name Aladdin now poised to become connected with plastic bottles?

The people at Aladdin, a division of Seattle, Wash.-based Pacific Market International (PMI), and maker of insulated food and beverage storage products, certainly hope so. The company recently partnered with Eastman Chemical Company to develop and manufacture the new Clean & Clever Water Bottle product line using new Eastman Tritan copolyester.

The 24-oz water bottles will be marketed to active women and their families.

According to Eastman, Tritan combines the chemical resistance and low residual stress of traditional copolyesters with higher heat resistance, making it suitable for use in reusable food and beverage containers requiring dishwasher durability. The material also has good processability and can be used in molds designed for polycarbonate.

And in a nod to popular sentiment, Tritan is not manufactured with the controversial chemical bisphenol A.

“After a thorough examination of Tritan and its benefits, we’re confident we chose the most versatile polymer on the market,” said Robert Harris, CEO and owner of PMI.

Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, Tenn.); www.eastman.com; 423-229-2000


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