DuPont™ Surlyn® Creates a Gem for New 'Oriens' Perfume Cap
Geneva, Switzerland - Aug. 13, 2010 - The colorful effects and luxurious appearance achievable with caps molded from DuPont™ Surlyn® is perhaps best illustrated by the perfume cap of the new ‘Oriens’ fragrance from Van Cleef & Arpels, a brand of Inter parfums.
“The cap is a genuinely beautiful creation and we are proud to have worked with the molder, Lisi Cosmetics, on its development. Thanks to their material knowledge and command of the injection molding process, we have created a cap of extreme quality," says Marion Trossat, packaging developer, Inter parfums.
A Spectrum of Colors
Designed by Joël Desgrippes, the cap's appearance is modeled after the design of a ring from the company’s own jewelry collection, with the faceted, Surlyn® cap mimicking the pink-orange-green spectrum of the tourmaline gem set within the ring. Key to achieving this effect is the clarity and magnifying effect of DuPont™ Surlyn®. The three different colors lacquered on the surface of Surlyn® are reflected by the metallic insert set deep within the thick-molded cap, producing a shimmering sense of depth and luxury.
Further criteria for the selection of Surlyn® include the material’s high compatibility with the ingredients contained within the fragrance and the possibility to integrate a very small injection gate which could be easily hidden behind the one of the leaves in the cap’s design.