Tritan Enhances Aesthetic, Durable Food Storage Container
Kingsport, Tenn. — March 7, 2011 — Aiming to solve the soggy sandwich dilemma, Contain This! introduces Perfect Sandwich — a reusable food storage solution made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester that separates fresh ingredients from bread in chilled, watertight compartments — at the International Home & Housewares Show (IHHS) from March 6 to 8 in Chicago. Tritan is a new-generation copolyester that provides clarity, toughness and heat and chemical resistance to the Perfect Sandwich container. Tritan also is free of bisphenol A (BPA).
Unlike other sandwich storage containers available today, Contain This! Perfect Sandwich includes a versatile divider to keep wet ingredients, including tomatoes, lettuce and sandwich meat, apart from dry ingredients, such as bread, to ensure a fresh sandwich at meal time. The innovative container design also includes a removable PerfectCHILL® cooling device to keep perishable contents cool, tasting their best and below the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommended guidelines of 40 degrees Fahrenheit for up to five hours.
"When choosing a material for Perfect Sandwich, there were several requirements we had to address regarding the material's ability to meet functional and aesthetic goals — specifically the ability to maintain a watertight seal between compartments and the durability to create a product that lasts for years," said Will Archie, founder and chief executive officer, Contain This!. "After exploring several options, we found Eastman Tritan™ copolyester not only meets our performance and engineering requirements, it also gives us confidence in the quality of our one-of-a-kind product."
Contain This! chose Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for Perfect Sandwich because it offers the toughness and rigidity required to maintain a continuous seal between compartments while also providing a high-quality aesthetic appeal. The dishwasher durability, stain and odor resistance of Tritan allows Contain This! to develop a product that is tough enough to withstand regular use, including daily trips to school or work in a backpack or briefcase, and frequent washing with
dishwashing detergents. In addition, the clarity of Tritan creates a transparent cover so users can clearly see their lunch inside. Contain This! also valued the BPA-free attribute of Tritan.
"Collaborating with an industry leader like Eastman gave us the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience working with an innovative material like Eastman Tritan™ copolyester," Archie said. "We find value in working with companies that share our commitment to sustainability and the environment, and we anticipate Contain This! and Eastman will continue our successful relationship and bring additional innovative solutions to the housewares market."
Perfect Sandwich will be featured at the International Home & Housewares Show (IHHS) in Contain This! Booth S4471 and Eastman Booth S4464 from March 6 to 8 in Chicago.
The Contain This! Perfect Sandwich is available in a white and green color combination and will be sold at select retailers and online at www.containthis.com in May 2011.
For more information about Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, visit www.eastman.com/tritan.
About Contain This!
Contain This! is an innovative housewares product company dedicated to providing solutions that help you and your family enjoy meals on-the-go. We do this by creating eco-conscious products that keep wet and dry ingredients separate, fresh and cool until the last possible moment — just like at home. Contain This! keeps food as fresh as if you just made it!
For more information, visit www.containthis.com.