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CamelBak Bottle Line Now BPA Free

Published April 24, 2008

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak has converted its entire line of polycarbonate re-usable water bottles to a new material that is 100-percent free of bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates.

CamelBak teamed with an innovative U.S.-based supplier to produce a bottle made from an entirely new material, Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. This means that now the entire line of CamelBak bottles are BPA-Free, including the CamelBak Better Bottle, Podium Bottle and Performance Bottle. The Better Bottle with Classic Cap is now available at retailers like REI, and the Better Bottle with Bite Valve will be shipping to retailers from the company’s distribution center next week.

“Consumers have been asking for a BPA-free alternative with the durability, clarity and vibrant color of polycarbonate bottles,” said Sally McCoy, chief executive officer of CamelBak. “We’re very happy to be the first company to give consumers an entire line of BPA-Free bottles.”

In the face of environmental concerns, many people have switched to re-usable bottles, although many of these bottles contain BPA and Phthalates. While there is a great degree of conflicting information about the safety of BPA, the consumer demand was enough for CamelBak to develop an alternative. The company challenged its development team to improve its popular line of water bottles used by athletes, outdoorsmen, military personnel and millions of others.

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