Klean Kanteen Brand
Before Klean Kanteen®, hydration bottles were made from either polycarbonate plastic or aluminium. Klean Kanteen now know that both those materials are associated with a host of diseases and illnesses, information that wasn’t common knowledge in 2004 when they released the first food-grade stainless bottle onto the market. But there were worrisome studies, even then, that caused Klean Kanteen to doubt the safety of bottles that were on the market at that time.
The founders of Klean Kanteen wanted to give health conscious people a safe alternative to plastic and aluminium. So the very first Klean Kanteen was made from high quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel – a metal superior in both strength and safety that contains no harmful chemicals or toxins.
Many companies that started out making plastic or aluminium bottles have begun offering stainless steel versions. Klean Kanteen got it right the first time because health has always been their top priority, and they have no plans to produce plastic or aluminium products.
All the nice curves on a Klean Kanteen are no accident. Hard corners and sharp angles create a place where dirt and bacteria can stick. The threads on their bottles, canisters, and tumblers curve and sweep. They’re also large and far apart so germs don’t get stuck in the threads.
To build a reusable water bottle that changed the way people drink (and think), Klean Kanteen had to create something vastly superior to aluminium and plastic bottles, especially the single-use kind.