Hydration System

FILM TECHNOLOGY
The benefits of using the triple technology: Taste FreeTM / Grunge-GuardTM / Glass-LikeTM

With Source Hydration you always Drink Water that Tastes like water requiring Low to No Maintenance.

Glass Like™Glass-Like™

Source film technology incorporates the smoothest polymer ever – the closest a flexible film can get to glass.

Why surfaces of water containers must be smooth?

During repeated and continuous use of water containers, bio-film typically builds up on the inner surfaces of the container. Numerous scientific works show the linkage between the roughness of a surface and bio-film build up on the same surface.

The formation of the bio-film may cause:

  1. Enduring microbial contamination of drinking water risking the users health.
  2. Unpleasant odor and taste as a result of the microbial growth reducing the users tendency to drink when they need water.

From daily experience we know that GLASS dishes maintain liquids pure and natural flavor and are easy to clean while PLASTIC dishes tend to become “cloudy” (fungus and bacteria) and at some stage will be trashed as there is no way to clean them anymore (bio-film colonization).

Same with hydration systems: the SMOOTHER and closer we get to GLASS, the closer we get to a none maintenance system as bio-film does not build up. Before storage user should rinse, drain and dry his system. That’s it!

Based on experience we strongly recommend to embed the smoothness / roughness requirement into any military hydration system spec. Using the AFM test method as a measure. To minimize user health risks, Hydration system manufacturers should be encouraged to improve their film technology so to comply with this requirement.

Grunge Guard™Grunge Guard™

Grunge guard™ Technology inhibits bacteria growth on the reservoir and drinking tube surfaces for the life of the system. Technology utilizes FDA approved and EPA-registered anti-microbial agent.

Taste Free™Taste Free™

The co-extruded film and tube are made from inertial polyethylene that has been tested and shows no migration to the liquid it holds. All materials are BPA and phtalate free. This ensures a TASTE FREE experience, with no “plastic” after taste.

Widepac ClosureWidepac Closure

The original user-friendly Widepac™ Slide Closure opens wide, allows easy filling, cleaning, draining, and ice insertion. Airtight seal. Most SOURCE Hydration Systems and Hydration Packs feature reservoirs with our signature Widepac Closure.

Easy Care & Low MaintenanceEasy Care & Low Maintenance

Glass-Like™ technology combined with Grunge-Guard™ technology represents a new generation in hydration systems, in which cleaning is no longer an issue! Simply refill with water and drink again and again without special care. Water will remain fresh for days and even weeks.

Source Hydration System