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Celebrating 15 years of QUALITY LEARN MORE ABOUT PLASTICS

Plastic items are done through a process called injection moulding. This is a process where plastic is 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/or BHT which have a lower melting point.

This is why it’s dangerous when heated or thrown in the dishwasher. The increased temperature will release the contaminants which melts at a lower temperature.

Designed by pet behaviourist WHICH PLASTIC 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.

WHICH PLASTIC IS THE SAFEST?

POLYPROPYLÈNE AND AÏKIOU SAFEST PLASTIC FOR YOUR PET

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.
Recyclable-1

Polyethylene Terephthalate

OK for single use

This is a good choice for a single use plastic.  As such, it is not recommended for any pet product.

Recyclable-2

High-density polyethylene

Safe and sound

This is a safe plastic if you look at the chemical properties and as such is perfect for water bowls and others.  It is not recommended for slow feeders though due to its brittle nature.

Recyclable-3

Polyvinyl Chloride

Not recommended

This plastic will leach byproducts and as such, we recommend to stay clear from it.  The are at risk of containing BPA or BHT.

Recyclable-4

Low density polyethylene

Not recommended

This plastic will leach byproducts and as such, we recommend to stay clear from it.  The are at risk of containing BPA or BHT.

Recyclable-5

Polypropylene

OK for single use

This is one of the best plastics.  It will never contain BPA or BHT, can be warmed without any contaminant leaking risk.  Plus, it is more flexible which means that it will not crack and create sharp edges if bitten.

Recyclable-6

Polystyrene

Do not heat!

This is a good plastic AS LONG as not heated.  If you heat it, it will leach byproducts which can be harmful for your pets.

Recyclable-7

Other

Did we say run?

Don’t know what to say about this one.  Run?  yes, Run.  This little logo with a 7 in it means that it’s something else.  It can ba any plastic or plastic mix and therefore can be really harmful for your pets… or not…  but you can still take a chance on it…