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R&D emphasizes ergonomics, safety in plastic water bottles

Easy-grip models come in BPA-free materials. Designs are offered in various colors and motifs.


  • Ergonomic structure: China suppliers of plastic water bottles are focusing R&D efforts on easy-grip designs. Slim constructions are on trend, with many models having a band of rubber or silicone in the middle for a more secure hold.
  • Safer designs: Responding to safety concerns, manufacturers are turning to BPA-free plastic such as PP, PETG and Tritan. In addition, these enterprises are acquiring certificates of compliance with FDA, CPSIA, CE and LFGB requirements.
  • Aesthetic enhancements: Clear water bottles remain popular, but most companies also offer versions in red, yellow, green, blue, pink and orange. Variants with metallic shades are also growing in number. Floral, cartoon character and sports-themed prints decorate several products. Some makers are differentiating pieces by offering novelty caps.
  • Plastic-metal combinations: A number of enterprises are using stainless steel bottoms, lids or covers to enhance product durability and visual appeal. Designs with such features are increasing in the upscale segment.
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