History of Nalgene
The first Nalgene products were invented by Emanuel Goldberg, a chemist from New York, who came up with the idea of creating a plastic pipette holder. He, along with three others, founded the Nalgene company. Over the years, his team grew and he began to create even more innovative polyethylene lab equipment, including storage tanks, filter units and centrifuge bottles. However, it was quite some time before Goldberg started to experiment with making outdoor plastic bottles, for use on camping and hiking trips – about twenty years after the company was first established. By the nineties, hikers and mountaineers around the world instantly recognised the Nalgene trademark and sales of the polycarbonate, one litre bottles with a plastic screw on top had gone through the roof.
The Nalgene wide mouth bottle is popular for general, amateur hiking and camping, whilst the narrow mouth bottles have proven to be very useful to climbers and campers facing sub-zero conditions. Currently the company sells a wide range of bottles including the Oasis, the Glow, the On The Fly, the Grip n' Gulp and the Multidrink.
Today, the team at Nalgene are focused on helping their customers to simplify their lives with convenient outdoor bottles, without impacting the environment. This is why they use reusable materials that are eco-friendly and yet still meet the needs of their customers. Their packaging offers a clean and green way to store water and other goods when you're on an outdoor adventure. The bottles are made from a highly durable, thick material, which is BPA free and will last for years. The inner corners of every bottle are curved, making it quick and easy to clean and the cap comes with an innovative seal which ensures that leakage and spills are never an issue.