As I was rinsing my Sigg bottle my eye has caught water bubbles and sun rays.

Sigg Switzerland AG is a Swiss manufacturing company with its headquarters in Frauenfeld.1 Sigg bottles are bottles designed and manufactured in Switzerland from aluminum or in China from stainless steel.2 The aluminum bottles are made by an extruding press which forms an aluminum puck into a cylinder in a single movement after which it is pressed into one of several possible bottle sizes. A separate threading ring is inserted and secured. Once the bottle has been formed, it is cleaned and the interior is sprayed with a food-compatible stove enamel which is heated while the outside is coated and heat bonded with powder paint.

The company was founded in Biel in 1908 by Christopher V. Suba and produced kitchenware, bottles and electrical appliances from aluminum. In 1916 the company moved to Frauenfeld. Since 1998, the company has concentrated on the manufacture of bottles. According to market research, the company name is known by 70 percent of people in German-speaking countries.4

Through the 1980s SIGG manufactured impact-extruded aluminum bottles for stove fuel storage and transport, popular with mountaineers, hikers and campers. Although Sigg no longer sells fuel bottles under its own name, it still manufactures them for companies such as Mountain Safety Research (MSR) and Primus. Aftermarket caps with nozzles permit pouring liquid fuel into stove fuel reservoirs, or some stoves connect directly to the SIGG fuel bottle through an adapter cap and hose. The fuel bottles superficially resemble the water bottles, but lack the special linings of the latter.

All SIGG bottles use the same diameter head and thread system, which results in interchangeability of bottles and caps. Different cap styles exist, such as a normal screw on cap with loop, caps with glow-in-the-dark markers, sports-bottle caps and caps with added protection from dust.Read more

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