How to Identify Safe Plastics for Pets
What is plastic injection
Plastic items are done through a process called injection moulding. this is a process where plastic melted and injected in a cavity. When the cavity is filled, the mould is then opened to release the product which is ejected from the cavity.
Depending on the plastic used, the temperature for moulding will be different. If the melting temperature is too high, some manufactures will add other materials such as BPA and BHT which have a lower melting point. This is why it’s dangerous when heated or throned in the dishwasher. The increased temperature will release the contaminants which melts at a lower temperature.
which plastics do we use
We always use number 5 or polypropylene for 2 specific reasons. While it does not contain BPA nor BHT, it has some other option really interesting to us where this plastic does not break and create sharp edges. If a dog bites it, it will be perforated but will not break.
We understand that this affects our manufacturing cost but being a family company, we believe that people are willing to pay more for a quality product when it comes to their pets health.
Being a family company, we believe that people are willing to pay more for a quality product when it comes to their pets health.
Polypropylene and Aïkiou
We’ve been working with that material for a decade and find that it is by far the safest material on the market presently for feeding your pet. We feel reassured that we can supply the best quality to customers and their pets. Polypropylene is not only safer but it’s also less at risk of containing other contaminants which can be harmful to dogs and cats.
Where most of our competitors use a number 7 plastic, we feel that the quality of our pet products sets us apart and to be honest, this lets us sleep better at night knowing that our customers pets are safe and will stay healthy.