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Linkx® bottles from Bormioli Luigi form highlight of DuPont exhibit


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Photo: Bormioli Luigi SpA
Conceived by French luxury design specialist QSLD, the new fragrance bottle from Bormioli Luigi SpA consists of a gold-lacquered glass bottle fully encased in Surlyn® for a stunning decorative effect that accentuates the shape and design of the glass beneath it, as well as providing an additional layer of protection.
Linkx® bottles from Bormioli Luigi form highlight of DuPont exhibit
New surprises in DuPont™ Surlyn® at PCD 2012
Neu-Isenburg, December 2011. DuPont will be presenting new surprises in DuPont™ Surlyn® as part of its exhibit at PCD (Perfumes, Cosmetics and Design) in Paris, France, 8-9 February 2012. Visitors to the DuPont booth E20 will see a vast array of forms, textures and optical effects for the packaging of perfumes and cosmetics that are only possible by the innovative use of DuPont™ Surlyn®. One such concept, as will be presented at the show by the Italian glassmaker Bormioli Luigi SpA, is the overmoulding of glass bottles with Surlyn® 3D technology. The new products, marketed by Bormioli Luigi under its Linkx®1 trademark (, will also be the subject of a conference to be held during the PCD exhibition entitled "New opportunities in bottles design by Linkx®1".
The latest bottle concept from Bormioli Luigi SpA has been designed by French luxury design specialist QSLD. The twisted shape of the glass inner bottle is accentuated in perfect transparency by the thick walls of the Surlyn® cube that encases it. QSLD further emphasises the contrasts shapes made possible by the overmoulding technology in its choice of colours, as Christophe Guichard, QSLD President, explains: "The choice of charcoal grey for the Surlyn® outerlayer was obvious for the mood and type of design we wanted to create, and we found gold to be the best colour to enhance this smoky effect. One of the amazing possibilities of Surlyn® 3D technology is the ability to create two contrasting shapes, each of them decorated differently. This creates double the surprise!"
The successful overmoulding of a glass bottle using Surlyn® 3D technology is the result of collaboration between Bormioli Luigi, DuPont and the Italian injection moulding specialist Pibiplast SpA. Bormioli Luigi's patented Sparkx®1 glass formulation is stronger and more durable than ordinary glass and is also particularly clear in its appearance. Its properties also make it suitable for subsequent overmoulding (either entirely or partially) with Surlyn® using a unique process mastered by Pibiplast. The spectacular end result is a bottle that is almost limitless in terms of the colours and shapes adopted for both materials and also the finish of both the internal and external surfaces.
“As illustrated by our latest concept, Linkx®1 gives free rein to one’s imagination in terms of shapes and colours and optical effects for the bottles,” claims Corrado Lusetti, marketing manager at Bormioli Luigi. “The glass provides high resistance to chemicals and alcohol and a luxurious sense of weight, whilst the shell made of Surlyn® can be used to magnify, enhance and durably protect the visual effect of the bottle, as well as rendering it far less susceptible to breakage or damage. At the same time, the material's favourable tactile properties make the bottle both smooth and pleasant to the touch. ”
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™ and Fusabond® modifiers.
The DuPont Oval, DuPont™ and Surlyn® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.
Linkx® and Sparxs® are registered trademarks of Bormioli Luigi SpA
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