Elegantly designed for hotels, restaurants and outdoor spaces, Cardinal International Arcoroc brand’s new Outdoor Perfect Resort drinkware line, made with Eastman Tritan copolyester, is now in stock following its debut at the NRA (National Restaurant Association) 2015 show. Cardinal International, based in Pine Brook, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of tabletop products to the North American foodservice market.

Brands include Chef & Sommelier, Arcoroc, and Tiger-glass. The new product line is an expansion of the already-established Arcoroc Outdoor Perfect line, which is made with SAN plastic. The expanded line offers increased durability, coinciding with a thinner rim—showcasing polished sophistication—and is free of bisphenol A (BPA).

“Outdoor Perfect Resort line made with Eastman Tritan copolyester is the next generation of our plastic drinkware, inspired by our favored Chef & Sommelier Cabernet collection and an alternative, higher-end addition to our existing Outdoor Perfect collection,” says Alexandre Bollengier, vice president of sales and marketing at Cardinal International. “The material is very well-crafted and so little resembles plastic.”

Outdoor bar spaces are increasingly elevating dining experiences for their patrons, and with hotel poolside glassware restrictions, the new product line fills a much-needed void. Western and Southern states’ outdoor bars and restaurants remain in full-swing operation during fall and winter months, and with Northern snowbirds heading south for the winter, timing is perfect for this product line expansion. Cardinal decided to work with Eastman on account of the company’s technical expertise in shatter, impact, and stain resistance, as well as the clarity of Eastman Tritan copolyester following thousands of dishwashing cycles—including those in commercial dishwashers.

The Outdoor Perfect Resort product line made with Eastman Tritan copolyester will include the following listed items, all of which are essential shapes needed for outdoor spaces.

Sixteen-ounce iced; 13.5-ounce all-purpose; 16-ounce wine; 12-ounce wine; 7.5-ounce martini.

“With high demand from the hotel industry, we are confident the Outdoor Perfect Resort collection will be a success,” says Bryan O’Rourke, CEO and president at Cardinal International. “Hotels carrying the Cabernet collection can now carry the same drinkware shapes and dishwashing racks for Outdoor Perfect Resort, with equivalent trust, clarity and durability.”

“With the launch of the expanded Outdoor Perfect Resort line, Cardinal is meeting the hospitality industry’s needs by providing a high-end beverageware option that can be used year-round both indoors and outdoors,” adds Marty Boykin, Ph.D., director of consumer durables and the Tritan platform at Eastman Chemical Company. “In turn, Eastman is committed to helping Cardinal fill this demand by providing a quality material with Eastman Tritan copolyester and ongoing technical support.”

Arcoroc Outdoor Perfect Resort drinkware is now available. For more information, visit www.cardinalfoodservice.com. For more on Eastman Chemical Company or Eastman Tritan copolyester, visit www.eastman.com

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