Surlyn® Ionomer Resin

An Ionomer Resin Providing Clarity, Toughness, and Versatility

DuPont™ Surlyn® is a leading choice for food, cosmetic, medical device, and skin and stretch packaging— as well as in golf balls and industrial applications.

Known for its outstanding clarity, toughness, and light weight, DuPont™ Surlyn® ionomer resin is a reliable, cost-effective solution for a range of innovative packaging and other applications.

For food packaging, Surlyn® provides low-temperature seal initiation, excellent hot tack strength, and puncture resistance. It seals through contaminants, helps reduce leakers, and increases line speeds.

For cosmetics and medical device packaging, it provides clarity, formability, and scratch resistance. It is an attractive, lightweight alternative to clamshell and blister packaging.

Surlyn® is also used as the surface layer for golf balls, ski boots, and overmolded bottles. Its processing options include blown film, cast film, sheet, extrusion coating, and injection molding.

Surlyn® ionomer resin is available in a variety of grades, including some that help downgauge multi-layer structures and optimize material usage. Surlyn® also contributes to sustainability efforts by helping reduce waste by providing packaging integrity.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

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  • Surlyn® Sealants

    DuPont™ Surlyn® sealant resin provides excellent clarity, hot tack, heat seal, and toughness for packaging a variety of foods, as well as pharmaceuticals, household cleaners, and personal care products.

  • Surlyn® for Injection Molding

    DuPont™ Surlyn® PC injection molding resin and unique Surlyn® 3D overmolding technology offer glass-like clarity and unparalleled design freedom for rigid cosmetic jars and perfume bottles.

  • Surlyn® for Golf Balls

    DuPont™ Surlyn® ionomer resins are used as a material in the golf ball core, cover and mantle of balls from nearly all major ball makers.

  • Surlyn® for Extruded Shapes & Sheets

    DuPont™ Surlyn® extrusion resin provides toughness, durability, and abrasion and chemical resistance for demanding applications, including shock tubes for mining and construction to snowshoes and wake/bodyboards.

  • Surlyn® for Skin & Stretch Packaging

  • Surlyn® for Blow Molding

    DuPont™ Surlyn® blow molding resins provide high gloss, scratch resistance, pleasant touch, and squeezability to cosmetic bottles and transparent tottles for lip gloss.

  • Surlyn® for Medical Device Packaging

    DuPont™ Surlyn® for thermoforming film provides excellent clarity and formability, making it a cost-effective solution for sterilized medical device packaging.

  • Surlyn® Reflections for Molded-In Color

    Surlyn® Reflections high gloss resin is a thermoplastic alloy made up of ionomer and polyamide, enabling manufacturers to mold tough and durable, high-gloss parts that require no painting.

CASE STUDIES

  • Foam Packaging Alternative

    Coldpack’s Airliner thermally insulated pouch is a foam packaging alternative for shipping temperature-sensitive products, made with three DuPont resins.

  • Salonpas Foil Packaging

    Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. uses DuPont™ Surlyn® in its foil packaging to prevent delamination caused by the active ingredients in its Salonpas pain relief patch.

  • Stand-Out Cereal Packaging

  • Surlyn® for Tool Skin Packaging

    Toolmaker Greenfield Industries meets retailer demand for space-saving skin packaging by using DuPont™ Surlyn® and high-speed packaging equipment.

  • Higher Purity Fragrance Packaging

    Gaplast GmbH uses DuPont™ Surlyn® in its innovative bag-in-bottle for fragrance packaging to increase product purity and support greater design freedom.

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