DuPont’s Packaging and Industrial Polymers division plans to unveil new Surlyn-based creations on the occasion of the next Luxe Pack Monaco, to be held from 23rd to 25th October 2013.

The event will also be an occasion for DuPont to highlight the ability of its material to be used with numerous decorative effects, such as metallisation or texture. “Thanks to Surlyn, perfumes can be adorned with strass or textile, reflecting current decoration trends. DuPont will present daring and stylish creations developed in partnership with major players in their sector of activity,” says the group in a release. For example DuPont will display a number of offerings created in collaboration with Oriol & Fontanel, one of its partners.

DuPont™ Surlyn® is used for a new decoration technology developed by DuPont...

DuPont™ Surlyn® is used for a new decoration technology developed by DuPont and Oriol & Fontanel that allows to encapsulate textile fabrics, such as lace in this example. Photo : Oriol & Fontanel

It was on the occasion of two major launches last year – La vie est belle by Lancôme and La petite robe noire by Guerlain - in which they participated, that these two companies met and decided to share their expertise to develop a new decoration technology. Thanks to the DuPont Surlyn 3D technology – 3D standing for “Design, Decoration and Depth” – and the work of Oriol & Fontanel in the field of adhesive gluing, an innovative textile encapsulation technique was born: “DuPont Surlyn 3D textile”.

The process involves over-moulding the perfectly transparent Surlyn resin on a container dressed with textile. “This unique and original procedure offers the considerable advantage of being able to sublimate and protect textile decoration, which is perfectly resistant to the moulding process by injection without being altered in any way. In doing so, it provides an inexhaustible source of inspirational ideas for the perfume and cosmetics community, in particular using materials such as lace, which proves to be a perfect decorative material for this technology beside other fabrics like ribbons.