Groupe SEB is a company with operations in cookware, kitchen electrics, home and personal care. For the extension of its yogurt maker product line, the company has chosen Eastman Tritan copolyester for the container. The material provides toughness, dishwasher durability and clarity, and is free of bisphenol A (BPA). Previous versions of the yogurt maker were made with polycarbonate.
The Tritan copolyester has undergone extensive testing to demonstrate its resistance to day-to-day kitchen wear and tear and cleaning detergents. The tests included multiple washing and drying cycles in commercial and domestic dishwashers. In these tests, the material showed continued resistance to hazing or stress cracking, and very good retention of toughness and impact-resistance characteristics, according to the Eastman.