All the answers to your FAQs about the safety, durability and longevity of Tritan™.
EVERYTHING YOU'VE WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TRITAN™
WHAT IS TRITAN™?
Eastman Tritan™ copolyester is a tough, BPA-free plastic used to make various products that you use every day. Products made from Tritan are impact and shatter resistant. Plus, they stay clear and durable even after years of repeated use and dishwasher cycles.
IS TRITAN™ SAFE?
Yes, Tritan™ is safe for you and your family. It has been rigorously tested by third-party labs to ensure its safety. It is completely free of bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol S and any other bisphenol compounds as well as estrogenic and androgenic activity. But not only is Tritan chemically safe, it’s shatter-resistant too, so the only thing you have to worry about when someone knocks over a product made with Tritan is cleaning up spills.
HOW DO I KNOW IF A PLASTIC IS SAFE?
The best way to identify if a plastic is safe is to know how it has been tested — and how reliable the scientific testing and conclusions are. Evaluating a plastic using a comprehensive set of reliable and definitive tests is the best approach. To learn more about the safety of Tritan™, visit www.tritansafe.com.
IS TRITAN™ BPA-FREE?
BPA is not and has never been an ingredient or byproduct of the production of Tritan™. Validation that Tritan is a BPA-free plastic is supported by robust testing and independent third-party testing by accredited laboratories. To learn more about the testing of Tritan, visit www.tritansafe.com.
IS TRITAN™ FREE OF ESTROGENIC ACTIVITY (EA) AND ANDROGENIC ACTIVITY (AA)?
We’ve put Tritan™ through comprehensive, independent, third-party testing using respected scientific tests to demonstrate that Tritan is EA- and AA-Free.
IF A PRODUCT IS STAMPED WITH A “7,” DOES IT MEAN IT CONTAINS BPA?
No, nor is it a measure of the safety of a product. The number, usually located in the center of the triangular recycle symbol, is called the “resin identification code” and is intended to facilitate sorting of material for recycling. Currently, resin identification code “7” is for “other” resins that are not defined by codes 1 through 6. Therefore, a number of unrelated plastics can carry a code 7, including Tritan™, polycarbonate, nylon and even the newer bioplastics.
IS TRITAN™ BPS-FREE?
Tritan™ is not only BPS-free, it is free of all bisphenols and chemicals with similar structures as BPA and BPS.
WHAT IS BPA?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a compound used in specific plastics, including polycarbonate (PC). BPA also is used in a coating to prevent deterioration of the metal surface in canned foods. There is no BPA in Tritan™.
WHAT IS BPS?
Bisphenol S (BPS) is a chemical compound used in specific plastics and coatings, which can potentially be used as substitute for BPA given the similarity in structure. There is no BPS in Tritan™.
IS TRITAN™ BREAKABLE?
No, Tritan is shatter resistant, so while it has the looks and clarity of glass, it won’t break when you drop it or toss it in the bottom of your backpack. It can take all the bumps and drops of daily life and even survive some of the not-so-typical stresses.
HOW LONG DOES TRITAN™ LAST?
Hundreds of dishwasher cycles, several hiking trips and even a few really long falls. Tritan™ outlasts glass, plastics and just about every other material, proven through third-party testing.