SIGG Cleaning Brush
SIGG Cleaning Brush is specially designed to reach the innermost areas of your SIGG reusable aluminum water bottle. Dishwasher Safe and made in Switzerland, this cleaning brush is simply eco-logical. Many people think that they are helping the environment by refilling their plastic PET water bottles. But are you helping yourself? Disposable PET bottles are designed for one time use, states Simran Sethi of The Discovery Channel. Refilling them can release harmful toxins from the packaging - especially when it gets heated. If you're tasting plastic, you're ingesting plastic. A SIGG Bottle is your healthy and safe choice for your body. The baked-on, crack resistant bottle liner makes sure that you drink what you want to drink, and not unwanted chemicals. The SIGG bottle liner is leach-proof and resistant even to energy drinks, fruit acids and carbonation.
Recycling your PET plastic water bottles is good - but using a reusable water bottle is much better for the environment. More than 90% of the environmental impacts from a disposable plastic bottle happen before the consumer opens it. Oil for plastic, oil for shipping, oil for refrigeration, and in a small percentage of bottles, oil for recycling - sadly, most PET bottles go to landfills.
Sigg Bottles are manufactured in Switzerland. Look for the Sigg brand name to ensure you are getting the healthiest and safest reusable water bottle in the world! When most people around the world thing of Swiss-made products, they think of watches, chocolate ... and now reusable water bottles! SIGG Switzerland is the best selling reusable water bottle in the world due to other Swiss-known traits, such as superior quality, meticulous design, and a passion for outstanding craftsmanship!
Siggs are extruded from a single piece of pure aluminum for seamless, leak-proof durability. For over 100 years now, SIGG bottles have been expertly manufactured by a dedicated Swiss workforce. By making their own bottles and their own factory in Frauenfeld Switzerland, they can ensure the highest quality product standards as well as guarantee that their operations are ethically and environmentally responsible.
Every year, thousands of designs are submitted from people around the world to SIGG Switzerland in hopes that this artwork will be transformed into a SIGG bottle. They introduce over 100 new SIGG designs every year, from teddy bears to floral prints to SIGGadelic bottles.
The Original Swiss Bottle demonstrates world-wide quality and craftsmanship. The beautiful shape of the bottle is one of the reasons that in 1993, SIGG was incorporated into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. When you are hiking the Alps, your SIGG is a highly functional and reliable sidekick. And when you are strolling the streets of Manhattan, your SIGG is a stylish and eye-catching fashion accessory.
Worldwide, over 60 billion tons of plastic waste is produced every year. Plastic is particularly damaging because it is not biodegradable and plastic particles eventually become part of the food chain, as they have for example in the oceans. In some parts of the sea, there is 5 times more plastic than plankton.
How is a SIGG Aluminum Water Bottle made, and what's inside?
SIGG has been designing and manufacturing water bottles since 1908 in their own factory in Switzerland - one of the greenest countries on the planet. In their continuing effort to raise the standard for environmental performance, they recently upgraded all their quality procedures and processes. As a result, Sigg can say with even more confidence all ingredients used in these products are in conformance with both European and U.S. regulatory requirements. They are also certified and free of harmful chemicals. Furthermore, all ingredients inside SIGG bottles are free of any volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phthalates, BADGE, BFDGE and NOGE. In particular, their ingredients are free of BPA. Sigg bottles are independently lab tested to affirm their products meet their promise.
What's inside the SIGG high-performance EcoCare Liner?
The SIGG Eco-Care Liner is a high-performance liner that ensure a fresh, clean taste and no metallic aftertaste. It is chemically inert, and all ingredients in the Eco Care Liner are "non-active ingredients." The SIGG EcoCare Liner was designed by Sigg, is made locally by one of the leading coating companies in Europe, and is applied in Sigg's factory in Switzerland.
The "high performing" Eco Care liner is an ultra-thin, bake-on powder coating which is dispersed evenly onto the bottle interior using an electrostatic process that eliminates waste and ensures even distribution of the liner. The liner is bonded to the bottle shell at approximately 200 degrees Celsius to form a highly durable yet flexible barrier. The Sigg Eco Care liner is a strong, high-performance, wear-resistant liner. However, because it is just 40 microns thick, the coating does not interfere with the ultimate recycling of your SIGG.
The main ingredients in the Eco Care liner are a special combination of ultra-thin film-forming copolyesters, made for SIGG and found in different combinations in many other famous brands in the food and beverage industry. These ingredients are non-toxic and fully compliant with all EU and FDA regulations. The following other ingredients are added to ensure their liners are durable and provide leading-edge performance, as well as to make it easier to apply them in the manufacturing process. These ingredients are commonly found in many food and beverage containers and are fully compliant with EC 1935/2004 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300. They include:
- Mineral Fillers: they make it possible to ensure an even surface and thorough covering of the liner. Mineral fillers are widely used in food and beverage products as well as products like toothpastes, medicines, and other ingestible products.
- Flow additives: These are waxy solids made from a naturally occurring fatty acid. They ensure that the EcoCare liner forms a smooth, tough coating in your bottle.
- Color pigments: are commonly used for coloring in many different food and beverage containers. They act as a visible control agent that makes it easy to identify that the Sigg EcoCare liner has been applied correctly.
What is a Carbon Footprint?
Everybody knows that the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is responsible for global warming. A few years ago, the phrase "carbon footprint" was coined to measure the amount of greenhouse gases individual products (the "product carbon footprint") or companies (the "corporate carbon footprint").
Where are Sigg aluminum bottles manufactured?
All Sigg aluminum bottles are manufactured in their company-owned factory in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.
Can dents in bottles damage the inner coating?
No, the inner coating is highly elastic. Dents cannot crack the coating and the SIGG bottle remains perfectly usable.
There is a notch or indentation at the bottom of my new bottle. Is this normal?
Yes, this is that they call an indent for indexing. Every Sigg bottle has one. It is there to help position the bottle for printing. This indentation does not impact the stability of your bottle in any way.
Can I use my SIGG bottle for fizzy drinks, too?
Yes, of course. All SIGG bottle tops provide a 100% seal and cannot leak. (Hint: fill the bottle no further than 2-3 cm or 1 inch below the lip. And before taking a drink, relieve the pressure inside the bottle by gently rotating the entire top.)
I noticed that my bottle's inner coating has darkened and there are dark spots on the base. What can I do about this?
These discolorations are caused by sugar deposits. Hint: thoroughly rinse the bottle with hot water. To deal with heavier soiling, try a SIGG cleaning brush or SIGG Bottle Cleaning tablets.
How can I clean my SIGG bottle properly?
Always clean your SIGG bottle manually. Rinse your bottle and bottle cap with hot water after each use, let it dry and always store bottle and cap separately. If your bottle gets very dirty or stained, the SIGG Bottle Clean and Cleaning Brush can come in handy. In addition, you should also clean the individual parts of your kids' and active tops regularly by hand. Taking the caps apart for cleaning is pretty easy.
Can I put my SIGG bottle in the dishwasher?
Cleaning your bottle in the dishwasher is not recommended, as dishwashing detergents may affect the exterior and interior coatings of your bottle over time. What's more, dishwashers don't do a very good job of cleaning the classic Sigg bottles, with their fairly small mouths. So you can enjoy your SIGG bottle for a long time to come, they recommend that you clean it regularly by hand. Rinse your bottle and bottle cap with hot water after each use, let it dry, and always store bottle and cap separately.
I dropped my bottle and the bottle top broke off! How can that happen?
The bottle top has been tested and meets a very high standard of mechanical durability. Yet the stress of a full bottle landing at an unfortunate angle may be sufficient to break the plastic. Regrettably, there is not much to be done about this. But you can buy a replacement for any SIGG bottle top.
My seal leaks. Why?
All SIGG caps are guaranteed leak-proof. But even so, they can become work through intensive use. Do not put bottle caps in the dishwasher. To clean them, remove and rinse with hot water, then simply leave to dry naturally. By the way, it often helps to replace the bottle seal, which is available as a spare part.
The paint is flaking off the outside of my bottle. Why?
Regular quality control ensure a very tough outer coating. However, severe scratches and dents may cause it to crack. If moisture gets between the coating and the bottle wall, the paint may start to flake. This does not in any way affect the bottle's functionality.
Can SIGG bottles be used for boiling water?
No. Strong heat can damage the outside coating.
Can I fill Sigg bottles with apple juice?
Yes. The inner coating has been tested with various drinks, apple juice in particular. The SIGG bottle passes this test with flying colors. Tip: drink the apple juice within 12 hours of filling the bottle. Warmth and oxygen may initiate a fermentation process, which, by the way, is natural and can take place in any bottle regardless of material.
SIGG Switzerland AG is a renowned company with a long and unique history of success. Founded in Switzerland over 100 years ago, SIGG specializes in reusable aluminum water bottles. These Original Swiss Bottles are produced in their own manufacturing plant in Switzerland, and with an export share of more than 90%, they make a global statement for quality, design and eco-friendliness.
All SIGG bottles are 100% recyclable and contribute significantly to reducing the global carbon footprint. Every year, they launch a new design collection of SIGG bottles, 2 of which have found their way into the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
While SIGG bottles used to be appreciated mainly by hikers and mountain climbers due to their outstanding quality, light weight and functionality, they also relate to today's trend towards sustainability and are used as a fashionable lifestyle accessory for every day by stars such as Gisele Bundchen, Cameron Diaz or Ashton Kutcher.
Sigg Bottles are innovative, functional, go-anywhere and totally suited for leisure and sporting activities. Small wonder, then, that the market leader is also the winner in consumer tests and sets the competitive pace - just as one would expect of a true original.