DuPont Introduces One-Step Molding Technique for Greater Package Differentiation

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Unique Polymer Chemistry Enables Frosted Effects Straight from Mold

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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 silky touch is coupled with functional benefits such as toughness, superior impact resistance, abrasion resistance and excellent chemical resistance. DuPont will be showcasing the infinite possibilities with Surlyn® at LuxePack New York from May 10-11, 2017, in booth A108.

DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) is a leading innovator of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants and modifiers. DPM supports a globally linked network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain to develop innovative solutions in automotive, packaging, construction, consumer goods, electrical/electronics and other industries. For additional information about DuPont Performance Materials, visit

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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