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Can I Fill An Aluminum Water Bottle To The Top And Freeze It With No Breaking?

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Yes, you can fill an aluminium water bottle up and freeze it without the bottle breaking as long as you do not fill it to the very top. It is a good idea to leave some space at the top because the water molecules will expand as it turns to ice and may end up popping the top off or even splitting the side of the bottle. Fill it about 2/3 of the way up to be sure it will not split.
Aluminium is a fantastic material, often used for water bottles and thermos flasks. Not only is it durable and lightweight but it also is also great at keeping a drink either hot or cold. The shiny surface of the material helps as the photons inside the drink that carry energy bounce off the shiny surface inside the thermos, keeping high energy photons around the infrared wavelength inside the thermos. Thermos flasks are double-walled containers. Between each wall, the space is vacuum sealed, so there are no air particles. This decreases the transfer of energy by convection from inside the warm or cold drink to outside in the atmosphere so the drink will stay the same or similar temperature for a few hours.
The use of aluminium bottles has become more popular over recent years due to worries regarding the environment and the massive amounts of waste we produce. Plastic bottles in particular are one of the many un-biodegradable products which fill our landfills every year and contribute towards some of the factors of global warming. Reusable products such a drinking bottles, lunchboxes which do not need separate plastic bags for each product, reusable shopping bags and reusable containers are now becoming everyday products for most people as we are more aware of our environment and making small changes to ensure we help the planet.
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Yes, freeze the bottle with your preferred liquid WITHOUT the lid/cap. (you can cover the lid with plastic food wrap) and freeze. This removes the pressure exerted on the sides of the bottle and expands upward.

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