Advantages And Disadvantages Of Different Types Of Promotional Water Bottles

Published: 23rd September 2009
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It is very important to get acquainted first and be an informed buyer. Let us tackle each type of promotional water bottles that are being sold in the market. It is also critical to know the advantages and disadvantages behind each and every one of them.

First, you have the traditional plastic bottle. This is the kind you get from your grocery or petrol station. It maybe common but this is infamous since they are made of polyethylene terephthalate, a thermoplastic polymer resin which leaks a probable carcinogen after repeated use. Further, reusing water plastic bottles may lead to health problems due to bacterial growth.

Second is the hard plastic water bottle which is made of a polycarbonate (#7 on the bottom). Just like our first example, they are not safe because may leach Bisphenol A (or BPA). Studies link BPA exposures in animal and test-tube experiments to conditions involving hormone imbalances, including certain types of cancer, early puberty and changes in brain structure, particularly for exposures during key points of fetal or early neonatal development. Canada's regulatory body, Health Canada, has already declared BPA as a dangerous substance. Ironically, the FDA maintains that there is no cause for concern because human exposure levels to the chemical from sources such as water bottles are too low to have any adverse effects. Whatever the case may be, it's better to keep the aforementioned water bottles away from your mouth. It is better to be safe than sorry. Thing brings us to another type of polycarbonate sport bottle-the BPA--free water bottle. These BPA-free drink containers are made with copolyester, a clear and colorful material that is seemingly close to polycarbonate--just without the BPA.

If you do not want because there are safety risks with plastic sport bottles, you can opt for aluminum or stainless steel water bottles. Promotional aluminum water bottles are safe to drink from; they are simple yet dependable and lightweight as well. Also, they are environment-friendly. Using stainless steel water bottles reduces our dependency on plastic which is made from petrol. Surely, it will reduce your carbon footprint and your impact on the planet.

Due to recent efforts to make promotional aluminum sport bottles attractive to everyone, many special features have been added. Consumers now have the options like attaching carabiners and built-in straws. Some brands have even added stainless steel sip cups for kids.

The disadvantage of some aluminum bottles is that they do not give much insulation. These results to condensation buildup on the outside of the bottle when it contains cold drinks and having hot drinks make it uncomfortable to touch. Furthermore, the limited size of the opening makes it difficult to fill, clean and use the bottle.

Now that you know the upsides and downsides of each and every type of promotional water bottle, it's about time you make an informed purchase.

Rachael Starks is a marketing guru who specializes on Top Selling Promotional Products and Halloween Promotional Items.

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