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DuPont™ Selar® PA – a high barrier resin for mascara and nail polish packaging

Luxe Pack 2010 marks the commercial introduction of two new and enhanced grades of DuPont™ Selar® PA amorphous nylon, Selar® PA 3426R and Selar® PA 7003, targeted for use as a high barrier resin for demanding solvent-based applications such as waterproof mascaras and nail polish containers, meeting industry demands for performance, aesthetics and sustainability.

Solvent-based waterproof mascara and nail polish require their containers to provide high barrier performance in terms of water vapor, aroma and solvents in order to minimize weight loss. Beyond this barrier requirement, Selar® PA can provide superior optics, a glossy and scratch resistant surface, excellent solvent and chemical resistance and excellent compatibility with decoration methods such as varnishing, printing and metallization.

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New and enhanced grades of DuPont Selar® PA are targeted for use as a high barrier resin for demanding solvent-based applications such as waterproof mascaras and nail polish containers, meeting industry demands for performance, aesthetics and sustainability.

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New impact-modified DuPont™ Selar® PA 7003, designed for use in waterproof mascara tubes, provides increased drop impact resistance (as illustrated in chart above) and enhanced processability versus incumbent materials.

Selar® PA 3426R, for use in nail polish containers, combines all of the above attributes with superior transparency to rival the clarity and chemical inertness of glass, without its weight and brittleness. Alternatively, new impact-modified Selar® PA 7003, designed for use in waterproof mascara tubes, provides increased drop impact resistance and enhanced processability versus incumbent materials. Its enhanced wall thickness distribution creates the potential for manufacturers to further reduce the wall thickness of their containers, thereby decreasing production costs. Such benefits have recently seen the new material gaining qualification for use in its mascara packaging by L’Oreal’s Expertise Packaging Center in France.

DuPont Cosmetic Solutions brings DuPont’s "Miracles of Science" to the world of beauty and personal care by expanding the possibilities of its comprehensive range of materials and technologies, and by fostering partnerships focused on technology and consumer insight. Its primary aim is to develop new and differentiated cosmetic solutions that meet brand owners’ and designers’ needs for innovation while enhancing the consumer experience and bring more fun, emotion and well-being.

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers is a world-class manufacturer of high-performance resins and films for a variety of packaging and industrial applications. Its best-known ethylene copolymer products include Surlyn® resins for packaging and industrial applications, Bynel® coextrudable adhesives, Selar® PA amorphous polyamide barrier resins, Nucrel® acid copolymers, Elvax® EVA copolymers, Elvaloy®, Elvaloy® AC, Entira™ , Biomax® PTT and Fusabond® modifiers.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, communications, and transportation.

The DuPont Oval, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, and Selar® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

Birgit Radlinger | DuPont
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