DuPont exhibits mascara brushes that don’t gunk up

Well-separated eyelashes may not be the first thing that comes to mind when consumers think of DuPont, but the company will be exhibiting mascara brushes made with its Hytrel elastomer in Monaco this week. Hytrel’s boast is that it can be used to make mascara brushes that apply the black stuff so that it doesn’t gunk up.

DuPont is showcasing its cosmetics and personal care packaging at Luxe Pack, a luxury goods packaging exhibition.

DuPont’s Crastin polybutylene terephthalate resin and its Hytrel thermosplastic elastomer are used to package many cosmetic products, including mascara brushes, lip-gloss applicators and other uses that require compliance with cosmetic or food regulations.

Customers are able to stamp the products, paint them and apply various decorations on Crastin, and Hytrel offers the strength of thermoplastics with the flexibility of rubber, according to DuPont.

“In general, there is a growing market trend towards the use of polyester for cosmetics packaging. We help our customers respond to this trend by working closely together to find tailored solutions to their challenges. We use our mold design expertise and state-of-the-art technology to identify the most appropriate resins for a wide range of products”, said Alexandra Fabbro of DuPont’s marketing department.

DuPont will be exhibiting Tuesdays through Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

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