With the Amo Ferragamo limited edition, the Italian brand has written a new chapter in the history of its Amo perfume, with a bottle that combines a traditional silhouette with a new black and gold finish. The design of this new edition reflects sophistication and an exemplary taste for precious materials. The original cap was made from DuPont Surlyn crystal clear, today available with a deep brilliant black hue, always associated with this famous resin.
The production of the cap was entrusted to Candiani. The construction remains true to that of the original design, but with some differences. The inner insert of Surlyn PC 2000 (instead of Zamac / PA) was coloured with a black master-batch. Surlyn has the ability to absorb coloured pigment consistently throughout its structure, creating a rich depth of colour while maintaining exceptional brilliance. The material’s natural transparency and neutral hue allows designers to imagine all possible colours, from transparent to opaque.
A golden coloured adhesive label, ‘Ferragamo’, has been applied to this black insert. This has been overmoulded in Surlyn PC 2200, which has excellent rheological properties and a relatively low injection temperature – unlike other thermoplastics – that makes it possible to create a Surlyn skin that overmoulds the insert and label without degradation. Its fluidity also eliminates the problem of a mark or joint place from the mould tool, while the process of overmoulding both protects and sublimates the label, bringing added shine and depth.
Carlo Candiani welcomes the results achieved, with a cap that has a deep and exceptionally bright black. “Surlyn makes it possible to easily define caps with different colours or decoration techniques, without compromising chemical resistance, haptic qualities or aesthetic properties such as high gloss or crystalline transparency."
The Amo limited edition perfectly illustrates the potential of Surlyn to enable brands to create unique packaging characteristics for both limited editions and long-term development. Transparent, tinted, metallised or satin-finished, Surlyn can easily be customised, without changing the original mould tool, allowing easy, fast and profitable evolution of packaging designs. Surlyn allows for a range of reinterpretations, for example matching the colours of the seasons, with each bottle becoming a different story to be told.
Rethinking packaging, while keeping its visual identity, allows a product to live far beyond its initial launch. For Shouhaib Mohamed, Marketing Manager Perfumes & Cosmetics at Dow, "The different grades of Surlyn perfectly match each brand’s need for renewal without losing the essence that originally built the product’s reputation. They provide designers with innovative solutions that are easy to implement."