You've heard of why LAMOSE has steered away from plastic. But why have we chosen steel as the material to construct your new bottle out of?
The 18/8 designation signifies the amount of chromium and nickel within the alloy. It means that it’s composition is 18% chromium and 8% nickel. A steel with over 11% chromium content is considered stainless as the element creates an oxide barrier on the metal’s surface to prevent rust from forming. Nickel on the other hand improves this corrosion resistance, and the higher the content, the better. (bosunsupplies.com)
18/8 grade steel is the most common grade used for anything that may touch food, and for good reason! It is essentially invincible against the types of acids and sugars that are in food and drink, and is still easy to clean. It is very resilient to stains, It just as durable as other materials, and it can also hold up against the heat from cooking. Compared to other materials, steel is the best choice for food. Plastics can leach compounds like BPA into your system, and aluminum tends to react and create an unwanted taste in water. While glass keeps your drinks tasting pristine and is completely recyclable, it can crack or even shatter when dropped. It’s used for all kinds of things, from kitchenware to the largest production facilities for all of the food you enjoy today, and of course: LAMOSE bottles! (bssa.org, steel.org)