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What kind of plastic is the Stirwand made out of?
Posted by Jorah Lafleur on 19 November 2008 03:49 PM
The Stirwands are made out of Surgical Lexan. This is the hardest and highest quality plastic available and poses the least risk of any material that they could be made out of.

Some folks ask questions about why they aren't made out of glass or stainless steel?

Glass would be hazardous due to breakage because they would break all the time if they were glass. Since many individuals like to carry them in their pocket broken glass would also pose a liability risk so it's really not possible.

Stainless steel is also a problem because many individuals are sensitive to the metals in this type of steel. In order to make steel "Stainless" the element Nickel is used and this is a toxic metal that causes reaction in many individuals. This is the primary reason that Stainless Steel is not used.

We've chosen the best plastic available making the Stirwand very durable and non-allergenic. Even if you try to break one you will have a tough time doing it.
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