Chemical Company announced today that its customer Gamila Products, a retail
brand of Gamil Design based in Raleigh, N.C., has introduced a new collection
of tea and herbal infusers named The Teastick Gems. The product line is made
with Eastman Tritan™, a new-generation copolyester that balances the properties
of easy processing, clarity, dishwasher durability, toughness, and heat and
“We wanted a material for our new product line that offered high-heat
resistance, dishwasher durability and was easy to process,” said Aly Khalifa,
president of Gamila Products. “By incorporating Eastman Tritan™
copolyester, we were able to design an innovative product that met our demands
as well as the demands of our consumers.”
The Teastick Gems, a new three-in-one loose tea infuser, scoop and measuring
device, provide optimum flow for perfect steeping right in the cup.
Gamila Products chose Eastman Tritan™ for its toughness and because it
offered an alternative to bisphenol-A. Additionally, its design team valued
the suppleness and innovative properties of the new copolyester. The high-temperature
capabilities of Eastman Tritan™ offer ease of processing as the material
can sustain the fluid and simple form of the product, which negates its complex
manufacturing process. The Teastick Gems are produced by injection molding Tritan™
over extra fine stainless steel mesh, encapsulating the mesh without the use
of any adhesives.
“When we looked at making a Teastick for smaller-leafed herbals, our
intent was to offer the same convenience as in our stainless steel Teastick,
but to refresh the design by using the best quality materials suited for the
job,” Khalifa said.
The Teastick Gems have been available in two translucent colors at www.teastickgems.com
since November 2008.