Polar Plastech, Inc., a high-end plastic technology company, has introduced an innovative plastic beverage system, Polar Pitcher®, made with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. The new system is a 60-ounce clear plastic beverage pitcher with a built-in cooling cylinder that holds ice and keeps beverages chilled in a sanitary manner without dilution or contamination.
Replacing the previously used polycarbonate and styrenic terpolymer for pitchers, Polar Plastech switched to Tritan because of its high-heat and chemical resistance, allowing it to withstand continued dishwashing and day-to-day use by commercial bars and restaurants. Additionally, Tritan also offers odor- and stain-resistance while providing a safe, sanitary pitcher, allowing it to be certified by the National Sanitation Foundation. Polar Plastech plans to begin producing Polar Pitcher with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester by April 2009.