Eastman Tritan copolyester a BPA-free alternative to polycarbonate
Joseph Joseph, a kitchen and housewares company founded by twin brothers Richard and Antony
Joseph Joseph’s rotary peeler, which includes a straight blade for vegetables, a serrated blade for soft fruits, and a julienne cutter.
The need to combine the functional with the aesthetically pleasing is what led Joseph Joseph to specify Eastman Tritan copolyester for their latest kitchen sensation, a rotary peeler. Originally the rotary peeler was manufactured in polycarbonate, but consumer demands for BPA-free kitchen products moved the brothers to switch to Tritan. “This is a food-safe item and we found we couldn’t sell a polycarbonate product in Japan,” explained Antony, the creative director. “We were stuck for about three months trying to find an alternative plastic before we came across Tritan, recommended by one of our manufacturing partners. We would still be stuck if Tritan hadn’t come along.”
Tritan offered Joseph Joseph a BPA free alternative to polycarbonate. It also provided the color, clarity and durability needed for the toughest of kitchen environments. “It’s a great material for a kitchenware product,” noted Antony. “It’s dishwasher safe without any kind of fading over time, it’s microwave safe and very durable.”
“Japan is our largest export market, followed by America, and both require us to have BPA free products,” explained Richard. “We’re hearing murmurs of it in Europe; it’s not yet being insisted upon but we want to be proactive and provide the solution to our customers before they ask for it.”
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