Seychelle to Offer Filters in Stainless Steel Bottles
Seychelle Water Filtration Products of San Juan, Capistrano, Calif., has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with EcoUsable Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif., to provide Seychelles' Ionic Adsorption Micro Filtration filters in their new line of stainless steel bottles to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for safe, dependable, reusable drinking water bottles.
The new line will feature 750-ml (25-oz.) #304. L.N. food-grade quality stainless steel bottles with a filter designed and manufactured by Seychelle. This will be the first time that a filter has been available on a stainless steel water bottle.
In a joint statement, Carl Palmer, president and chief executive officer of Seychelle, and Joey Mendelsohn, president of EcoUsable, said, "this new stainless steel filter bottle line is just what the marketplace is looking for; stylish drinking water bottles that don't leach toxins, that are environmentally friendly, compact, virtually indestructible and that eliminate the problems associated with current plastic (#1) PET water bottles that leach Antimony; and polycarbonate bottles (#7) that leach BPA (Bisphenol-A).
"Since the stainless steel bottles are reusable, they will help to reduce the billions of plastic water bottles that end up in landfills each year that could be there for up to 1,000 years. The new stainless steel product line will be available for sale in October; and initial retail trade reaction and receptivity has been exceptional. Because of this response, EcoUsable has given Seychelle a purchase order for over $1,000,000 for caps and filters extending into 2009," according to the statement.
The filter that will come with each of the new bottles is especially designed by Seychelle for the drinking water market. It removes up to 99.99 percent of contaminants and pollutants found in drinking water such as chlorine, sediment, and dirt; dramatically improves taste and odor; removes volatile organic compounds such as insecticides, herbicides, and pesticides; and many heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, chromium 6, and radon 222. It has been tested extensively by independent government laboratories to EPA/ANSI protocols and NSF Standards 42 and 53. The drinking water filtration system can be used with ordinary tap water and is good for up to 378 half liters of bottled water.