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Maximizing Cube Utilization: Using IcePlate for Water Transport

Among IcePlate’s various redeeming features, space efficiency remains at the top of the list. IcePlates nestle together, eliminating wasted space, and maximizing cube utilization. When water is mission critical and not easily accessible, optimizing the transport of potable water equates to saved time and money for your team. To illustrate this more effectively, we’ll compare the cube utilization of IcePlates to bottled water. For simplicity’s sake, we are going to make several assumptions: We won’t take into account the space lost by the containers themselves (those are considered usable space in our calculations). We will also disregard the space lost immediately surrounding the caps. We are assuming neither the IcePlates nor the bottled water are sub-packaged. Let’s imagine that we...

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Dehydration: Signs, Physiology, and the Performance Hit

Everyone ran track when I was in high school. Ok, maybe not everyone, but at least two hundred awkward teenagers showed up on the first day of practice, eager to either get ready for bathing suit season or to appear sporty on their college admissions application. The first day of practice was not pretty: 20+ kids were lined up at the fence line, vomiting; another sizable group was hiding behind the weight room, avoiding the shouting coaches; then there was the group of criers; at least one kid blacked out. You get the picture. The number of participants dropped by half within the first week, stabilizing at about a quarter of the initial participants a few weeks in. Do you...

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QPI Industrial and Military Catalogs

Remember the days of getting a catalog in the mail? Leafing through the pages endlessly?  We've replicated this experience for our military and industrial customers. E-mail us at info@qoreperformance.com with any questions or call us at 703.755.0724.  We are available 7 days per week to answer inquiries and outfit your team.     Download Military Catalog Download Industrial Catalog

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Cleaning Your IcePlate: A Practical Guide

Keeping your IcePlate clean is simple and easy.  Here are a few helpful tips: Dishwasher Safe or Hand Wash IcePlate, including the hose and Bite Valve/Dust Cover Kit, are Dishwasher Safe.  Simply unscrew the cap (this can be stowed in the silverware compartment of your dishwasher) and place the IcePlate cap side down in the lower rack.  If your IcePlate includes our Quick Disconnect feature, the upper portion of the tube can be removed and placed in the top rack. Run the IcePlate through your normal wash and dry cycle.   Another option is to hand wash your IcePlate with a mild soap and water solution.  After filling your sink with hot soapy water, clean IcePlate with a non-scratch surface...

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Purpose Built, Customer-Driven: The Design Evolution of IcePlate

Did you know the first "IcePlate" was nothing more than a coil of plastic tubing? It's true (here's the picture from our first Patent filing to prove it!)   We've come a long way since then, but IcePlate's central attributes have remained constant: it's Thin, Light, and Strong; it Drains, Stacks, and Hangs. Any chance we get to make IcePlate work better, we take it. This sometimes means crunching numbers with engineers, but more often it means paying attention to the ingenuity of you guys, our customers. In fact, every single improvement since the "Coil Flow Liquid Container" (IcePlate's original project name, CFLC above) has been driven by our users. Even the name "IcePlate" itself came from an early customer....

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