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​Dexas Chooses Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester for New Line of Food, Beverage Bottles

Manufacturer launches safe, durable products for pet owners and their companions

 

Kingsport, Tenn., USA March 4, 2015 — Dexas International Ltd. is making it easier to travel with the entire family, pets included, with the introduction of the H-DuO™ and Snack-DuO™ to its Popware™ for Pets line. The latest additions are made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, providing pet owners and their companions with safe, durable food and beverage options for storage and delivery. Tritan is a new-generation copolyester, and products made with Tritan are tough, dishwasher durable and free of bisphenol A (BPA).

The new products complement Dexas’ existing Popware for Pets line, designed for pets and their active owners, which includes products such as adjustable, elevated feeders and collapsible travel bowls. The newest addition, the Snack-DuO, lets pet owners carry both water and food for their pets during outings in a single container. The Snack-DuO features two side-by-side chambers, each holding either 12 ounces of water or 1.5 cups of kibble or treats. The H-DuO, is also a dual-chamber bottle, allowing pet owners to carry their choice of beverage for themselves and water for their pets in one container. It holds 12 ounces of liquid on each watertight chamber of the bottle and includes two separate spouts with cap tops. Both products include a collapsible companion cup for easier serving.

Convenient design, added functionality
“Dexas’ approach to product design is refreshing — they develop new ideas for products that are convenient and functional for pet owners, while keeping beautiful design intact,” said Marty Boykin, Ph.D., director of consumer durables and the Tritan™ platform, Eastman Chemical Company. “By collaborating with Dexas, we are confidently able to expand into the pet accessory market, helping them continue to provide top-of-the-line, innovative products for their customers, with the added functionality of Eastman Tritan copolyester.”

When designing new food and liquid storage containers for active pet owners and their companions, the company needed a material that would provide a clean, dynamic look and the durability necessary for this active demographic. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester allows for products that are tough and BPA-free — ideal for safety-conscious customers who are on-the-go with their pets. 

“Consumers aren’t just looking for dazzling design, they want it all. The best products address all of the consumers’ wants — convenient, durable, beautiful and safe products that will last,” said Jeff Logan, director of marketing, Dexas. “Eastman’s material is the only one that allows us to execute a design that hits on all of these consumer desires. If we weren’t working with Eastman, the products would be lacking in at least one of these areas. We simply couldn’t provide this type of quality and performance without Tritan.”

Global Pet Expo
The H-DuO and Snack DuO will be showcased at the 2015 Global Pet Expo, March 4-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The new products can be found at the Dexas and Popware for Pets Booth 1947.

The H-DuO and Snack DuO with collapsible companion cups are sold online and at select retailers. For more information on these products and the Popware for Pets line, visit store.dexas.com/home.

For more information about Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, visit www.eastman.com or www.eastman.com/tritan.

About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Jeff Logan  
On behalf of Dexas
+1 (469) 635-8109 
jlogan@dexas.com   

 

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