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Colour & Materials
Published: 25 Aug 2017

New Decorative Effects for Packaging Material Surlyn

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Decorative effects for Surlyn by DuPont x KURZ

An innovative development in hot stamping foil technology offers new decorative finishes for leading packaging material, DuPont Surlyn.

Supplied by American conglomerate DuPont, Surlyn is an ionomer resin boasting lightweight, scratch-, abrasion- and chemical-resistant properties. It is favoured as a reliable and cost-effective packaging choice for food, cosmetics and medical devices.

This development by DuPont Performance Materials and German hot stamping specialist KURZ means that coloured, high-gloss and metallic decoration can now be applied to Surlyn surfaces. The creation of a suitable foil was a complex project that took several months of research and testing.

Surlyn is already known for its inventive solutions and creative freedom with its broad portfolio of grades, renders and finishes, including transparency, gloss, pigmentation and metallisation.

The new effects open up even more exciting design and decoration opportunities, allowing companies and designers to produce luxury packaging solutions with further options for brand personalisation.

The innovation will be presented at Luxe Pack, Monaco between October 2-4. Look out for more coverage of this event.

For more innovative packaging solutions, see Packaging Futures 2017/18.

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