What’s the difference between Borosilicate glass and regular glass?

Many companies choose to utilize soda-lime glass for their glass items since it is more affordable and readily available. It accounts for 90% of manufactured glass worldwide.

The coefficient of soda-lime glass is more than double that of borosilicate glass, meaning it expands more than twice as fast when exposed to heat and will break very quickly. Borosilicate glass has a much higher proportion of silicon dioxide in comparison to regular soda-lime glass (80% vs. 69%), which makes it even less susceptible to fractures.

Did you know: Borosilicate glass is so resistant to chemicals, that it is even used to store nuclear waste! The boron in the glass makes it less solvent, keeping any undesirable materials from leaching into the glass, or the other way around. In terms of overall performance, borosilicate glass is far better than regular glass.

What is Borosilicate glass

Borosilicate glass is a kind of glass that comprises of about 15% boron trioxide which takes into consideration a low coefficient of thermal expansion.
It completely changes the behavior of glass and makes it thermal shock resistant.
This implies it won’t split under outrageous temperature changes like standard glass. Its strength has settled it as the top choice for high-end restaurants, laboratories and wineries.

What type of stainless steel do you use?

Our stainless steel drinkwares are made of a premium food-grade type 304 stainless steel inside. 304 grade steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel.
This material is chosen for its consistent quality and performance characteristics of non-leaching chemicals, staining, corroding or rusting. The inside of our bottles is finished using an electrolytic charge and dolomitic sand-blasting.

What is the Plastic used in your bottles and containers?

We use a tested #5 food-grade polypropylene (PP) because of its durability and non-leaching characteristics.
Some bottles are made of Polycarbonate which is one of the highest quality polymer which is also food-safe.
Our food containers are made of either PP or Styrene Acrylonitrile (SaN) as they are BPA free and food-safe.
Some flask models also use caps made of Eastman Tritan whose safety reports can be freely read online.

What is the ‘Line’ I can see inside some Flasks?

This is a lead-free, argon gas welding seam from the construction processes. We use a premium type 304, grade 18/8 stainless steel with raw materials testing.
The rolled steel sheet is formed into a tube and welded using lead-free argon gas. The stainless tubes then go through a series of hydraulic expansion and heat-treating processes to create specific model shapes. Finishing of the inner container is done with a combination of dolomitic sand-blasting and an electrolytic charge. Unlike aluminium drinking containers, stainless steel does not require a lacquer coating on the inner surface, which often contain BPA.

How much power do Lamps consume?

Since LEDs and COBs consume very less power, our lamps are made with the same technology giving excellent battery life and durability.
Some models like E58 last up to 72 hours on a new set of batteries.

Will the stainless steel react with acidic beverages like juice?

No, stainless steel will not react, however it is not recommended to store acidic beverages for long period of time. If you do, we recommend cleaning using a bristle brush and a solution of white vinegar & baking soda. Afterwards, wash with hot soapy water, rinsing well and drying.

Can I put hot liquids in my Single wall bottle?

You may, but it is not recommended. Single wall containers provide no insulation and present a burn hazard if used with hot liquids. Consider one of our insulating vacuum bottles for use with hot liquids.

Can stainless steel bottles be put on a stove?

No, doing so presents a burn hazard and will also damage the plastic lid.

 

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