Ty Nant pronounced Tee Nant (short as in ant), means house by the stream. The region from where Ty Nant is drawn, lies in an unspoiled rural area of mid Wales. Sourced from deep beneath the ancient Cambrian Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ty Nant offers consumers the unique opportunity to sample one of nature's most treasured products - natural mineral water.
The purity of Ty Nant is attributed to an unusual aquifer lodged in a dense geological formation; the discovery of this source was recent and occurred in 1976. Ty Nant has no Nitrates, a neutral pH, and very low total mineralization at only 165 mg/l. Once famous only for their eye-popping cobalt blueglass bottle shaped like a bowling pin, it is offered in both still and carbonated varieties. Ty Nant revolutionized plastic packaging when they teamed with Welsh born designer Ross Lovegrove to create the sensational new PET bottle. It is easily one of the most unforgettable, impressive PET (plastic) water bottles in the world, with a hard ripple effect that evokes the fluidity of water. Walk into your gym carrying a Ty Nant 1/2 Liter or 1 liter plastic bottle, and heads turn.
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US Imports OF Bottled Water, In Value Terms,
An interesting story can be told by the numbers. In 2007 imported water was thriving. Everyone wanted to be in the water business. The recession took place, and imports immediately slowed down throughout 2009. A bounce in 2010 was only staved off by political correctness. The greening of America, footprints being scrutinized, tap vs bottled, and protect the landfills from plastic. So another slowing ensued. 2013 began the change again, as health conscious consumers returned to a healthier choice than carbonated soft drinks.
Italy and France have been the overwhelming choice of bottled water into the U.S., with a combined share of 77% of total U.S. imports in 2015. U.S. imports are still in the recovery phase of the economic cycle. They have to grow another 10% in order to reach the pre-recession level of 2007. Despite fierce competition, the U.S. continues to be one of the most attractive destinations for overseas suppliers. New reports by Mintel Research confirm the upward trend is not only expected to continue, but with increasing volumes through 2020.
Another View Of The Healthy Trend
Bottled water is poised to overtake carbonated soft drinks as America's largest beverage category by volume by 2017, if not by the end of 2016, according to data from the International Bottled Water Assoc. (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation.
We have mentioned numerous studies all confirming the decline of the "soft" drink. This image compares the volume change in the last decade.
US soft drinks retail volume, 2005 vs 2015
Brands In The News
Black Living Water
Black Living Water is a bottled water beverage that blends water from the Rocky Mountains with fulvic and humic acid, probiotics, trace minerals, and electrolytes. It marks another entry into the fulvic acid-enhanced "Black" water. (There is already a brand called BLK Water). This water boasts a pH of 10, which would qualify as an alkaline water. The liquid is, as the name states, pretty close to pure black in color, with a slight "earthy" taste.
In The Learning Corner
It's important to have a brief lesson in plastic. A new report has surfaced, once again hyping the dangers of BPA in water bottles. The media is too quick to pick up on these studies and report on them as if they include ALL water bottles. What is NOT revealed is that the bottles they are referring to are 3 and 5 gallon bottles....NOT individual water bottles.
The type of plastic used is important to know. Look at your bottle, if it contains this symbol, with the number 1, the bottle is made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). These bottles DO NOT contain BPA. Yet the media doesn't tell you that.
There are 7 symbols describing different types of plastic, and their use. The 3 and 5 gallon containers, which fall under the category, "other" DO contain BPA. Make note of that, these containers will bear the #7 inside the symbol.
Believe It Or Not
We had to bend the rules slightly, to bring you this story. It's not truly about bottled water, it's really Vodka (although, not a bad topic). Where this story becomes relevant however, is the source of the water used for Fog Point Vodka. It's pure San Francisco Bay fog!
As the vaporous fog from the Pacific Ocean moves across the bay, it directly enters into a fog collector's netting. The water particles gather along the catcher’s netting, collecting into droplets of water that gravity pulls into a liquid pool at the base of the structure, and voilà—water.
On The Lighter Side