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DuPont Highlights PBT & Bio-based PTT Solutions for Cosmetic Packaging at MakeUp in Paris

Published on 2015-06-19. Author : SpecialChem

GENEVA -- DuPont Performance Polymers highlights its unique portfolio of polyesters, DuPont™ Crastin® PBT and renewably sourced DuPont™ Sorona® EP PTT, which comply with European cosmetics and food-contact regulations, for cosmetics packaging, at MakeUp in Paris 2015 under the slogan “The Gallery-Design Materials Collection.”

The high-performance plastics, offered as alternatives to current cosmetics packaging solutions, can provide beautiful aesthetics and excellent mechanical properties in contact with cosmetics formulations. Sorona® EP, which contains 20 percent to 37 percent bio-based ingredients, provides additional sustainability benefits.

Market trends are also driving new material considerations, according to Alexandra Fabbro, EMEA marketing leader for DuPont Performance Polymers cosmetics. “The industry is driven by the brand houses and the consumer, guided by regulation and shaped by materials. We are excited by the fact that our materials for cosmetics packaging can help shape a sustainable future.” Alexandra added.

Crastin® offers an excellent surface finish and great dimensional stability. Sorona® EP offers a beautiful surface shine, durability and good dimensional stability. These two products allow design freedom and enable designers to integrate function into durable aesthetics. Both materials comply with the EU Cosmetics Directive (EU nr.1223/2009) as well as the food contact regulations (US: FDA and EU10/2011).

“The additions to the portfolio stimulate new ideas and allow designers and brand houses to develop new creative solutions for packaging in contact with cosmetic formulations,” said Alexandra. “DuPont has a network of 13 global Innovation Centers to help transform concepts to market offerings and we can along the way support their product development especially in terms of materials selection, processing support and testing or validation, which can shorten the development cycle.”

Through the Innovation Centers, collaboration partners can connect with a network of more than 9,500 scientists and engineers across the globe located in over 150 research laboratories and application development centers to find answers to critical challenges the cosmetics industry is facing. This connection between scientists, engineers, designers and top industry experts enables identification of local needs, anticipation of market trends, and the rapid development of innovative solutions.

DuPont’s cosmetics packaging portfolio also includes DuPont™ Surlyn® resins often used for transparent and decorated high-gloss luxury caps, cases, bottles and other cosmetic containers. DuPont’s portfolio also boasts beside the well-known Tynex® filaments for nail and mascara, DuPont™ Tynex®Natrafil® filaments that has the touch and feel of natural bristle and Tynex® Supersoft filaments that has the softest touch for deep facial cleaning applications.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and all product names denoted with ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

About DuPont Performance Polymers

DuPont Performance Polymers works with customers throughout the world to help improve the performance, sustainability and cost of components used in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, health care, medical and other diversified industries. DuPont supports product development efforts with more than 40 manufacturing, development and research centers and technical teams to help ensure ideas go to market quickly and cost effectively.

About DuPont

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 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.

Source: DuPont

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