Safety is a key ingredient in Eastman Tritan™ copolyester

We understand there are questions about the safety of plastics. We can see how the conflicting information can be confusing — and make it hard to know what’s safe for you and your family. See the Did You Know page where we've set the record straight on some confusing information about plastics.

We know you want information that is credible, well-supported, and easy to understand. Here are a few facts about Tritan.

  • Tritan is a BPA-free plastic — it is not manufactured with bisphenol A (BPA) or other bisphenols, such as BPS.
  • Tritan is an impact-resistant plastic — products can be used without fear of shattering.
  • Tritan is a tough plastic — extending the useful life of water bottles and food containers.
  • Tritan has exceptional dishwasher durability — so it encourages proper sanitation for greater plastic container safety.
  • Tritan has no estrogenic or androgenic activity — see Tritan Safety - Get the Facts.

The environmental impact of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester
We know you appreciate products that are friendly to the environment. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester offers a wide range of sustainability advantages compared with other materials used in products that hold food and beverages.

  • Inherent toughness and durability increases product life and may reduce waste.
  • Tritan is much lighter than glass, which can reduce energy used in shipping.
  • Tritan is an extremely impact-resistant plastic.
  • Tritan is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®1.
  • Eastman is a Responsible Care®2 company and is committed to using our creativity and technical expertise to provide sustainable solutions.
  • Watch this video to learn more about how Eastman products make a difference.


For more information about what goes into plastic container safety testing, visit Safety Testing.

We'd like to hear your concerns about plastics. Send us an email to share your thoughts or ask us questions.

If you’re a media member and would like more information, visit the Tritan media room.

Tritan Plastic Safety FAQs  

What goes into plastic container safety testing? 

1 The GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED® Mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the 
   GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI).

2 RESPONSIBLE CARE® is a registered service mark of the American Chemistry Council.

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