Industry News | March 8, 2013

Rubbermaid Launches First Full Line of BPA-Free Products

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) announces the launch of the brand’s first-ever BPA-Free commercial foodservice product line. RCP created the revolutionary product line in collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company using its Tritan copolyester, a material free of Bisphenol A (BPA) that offers the highest quality, durability and clarity in the industry.    

“As BPA regulation becomes more strict and commonplace in state and federal legislation, Rubbermaid Commercial Products has invested considerable time and research into providing cost-effective, foodservice product solutions made of durable, BPA-Free plastic material,” says Mark Jackmore, VP of marketing, Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “The result is a completely BPA-Free product line that upholds RCP’s highest durability and quality standards, while also providing our customers with sustainable, wellness-oriented solutions. The new products meet industry standards and commercial kitchens’ needs for preparing, serving, storing, and transporting food safely.”
 
The new line of BPA-Free products will offer RCP’s distinctive durability and design features. In extensive product testing, the products withstood washing in commercial dishwashers without cracking, were resistant to heat and harsh detergents, and demonstrated less breaking, chipping, and cracking from dropping or extended use. The innovative design offers glasslike clarity that will maintain its high-quality look throughout use. 
 
Eastman Tritan copolyester has an inherent toughness that can help increase product life as well as reduce waste, allowing food service industry professionals to work more easily toward sustainability goals and initiatives. Tritan is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.
 
Operators, chefs, and national account purchasing directors can purchase more than 174 RCP BPA-Free foodservice products made with Eastman Tritan copolyester in four foodservice categories: 
 
Ingredient management
Food pans, boxes and square containers
ProServeTM line of products
ProSave line of products 
 
RCP is committed to the success of its foodservice partners and customers, as the first brand to bring 100 percent BPA-Free foodservice contact products to the commercial market. RCP continues to demonstrate that it is not only focused on being a partner for the smartest solutions, but also on ensuring its customers and end-users can switch to the new BPA-Free foodservice products easily.