DuPont Introduces One-Step Molding Technique for Greater Package Differentiation

DuPont collaborates with industry partners to expand the possibilities of packaging design so that designers can create packages straight out of their imaginations.

DuPont Performance Materials (DuPont) introduces an innovative use of DuPont™ Surlyn® ionomer resins to achieve a one-step frosted effect for cosmetics caps, bottles and jars. This effect is achieved straight from the mold to enable fine details, pleasant tactile quality and consistency without a need for a secondary process.

“Brand owners are constantly looking for new ways to differentiate their offerings, and a frosted effect is a unique decoration that creates a sense of premiumization in both look and feel,” said Jennifer Li, marketing leader – Industrial & Consumer, DuPont Performance Materials. “DuPont collaborates with industry partners to expand the possibilities of packaging design so that designers can create packages straight out of their imaginations.”

The unique properties of Surlyn® enable it to copy fine, intricate details of a mold to achieve a high gloss design with an entirely, or partially, frosted appearance. By applying this frosted effect in the mold, Surlyn® offers increased production efficiency and lower cost for manufacturers looking to achieve this effect for their packages.

Surlyn® offers the transparency of glass, without the fragility, and also can be frosted, faceted or finished to obtain special effects, or colored to create elegant translucency. Surlyn® allows the use of many different decorative techniques for cosmetics, including metallization, hot stamping and lacquering. Some unique effects that can be created with Surlyn® are marbling, bubbling, glittering and suspended animations. Its warm and…

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