By Cameron Chai
BarLuxe has unveiled a new line of durable drinkware made using Eastman Tritan copolyester.
BarLuxe's Luxury Drinkware Line
It has chosen Tritan for its flexible design and dishwashing strength. Tritan offers robustness and clarity, and does not contain bisphenol A (BPA).
The company was previously using Tritan copolyester for manufacturing a comfort BPA-free drinkware, which was artistic and gave a real glass feel with plastic’s strength. Hudson, Pint and Vero are the three glass sets, with every glass having a heavy base.
The weight and shape of the Pint line is like a real glass with no breakage problems. The Vero has a tapering design and curved edges, making the beverage ware suitable for stacking. The design of the Hudson glass will give the feel of a tall glass or traditional rocks. Both the Hudson and Vero have a y-shaped channel across the base, which will drain the water in the dishwasher. BarLuxe is presently creating further designs using Eastman Tritan copolyester.
The managers and owners of bars, hotels, nightclubs, resorts and sporting venues were looking out for stunning durable drinkware, which can withstand industrial washing in the commercial market. BarLuxe’s line of glasses can be converted easily to the housing market, for those who have a liking to beverage ware with artistic design and dishwasher durability.
Polycarbonate had been formerly used by BarLuxe’s Co-founder, Casey Matile, in other drinkware line of products and discovered that the polymer crazes and disintegrates over a period of time. Tritan’s copolyester’s flexible design was an added advantage, because the drinkware’s base was planned to contain the weight of glass.
Eastman Chemical has offered technical support and valuable knowledge during the process of manufacturing, as it has representatives at BarLuxe’s production location.