DuPont introduces one-step moulding technique



DUPONT Performance Materials has introduced 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 mould to enable fine details, pleasant tactile quality and consistency without a need for a secondary process.

The unique properties of Surlyn® enable it to copy fine, intricate details of a mould to achieve a high gloss design with an entirely, or partially, frosted appearance. By applying this frosted effect in the mould, 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 coloured to create elegant translucency. It 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 silky touch is coupled with functional.