Developing a Synthetic Filament Alternative to Natural Hair
Until recently, professionals would always prefer natural hair to synthetic filament. Natural structure allows powder to lodge itself in and get released when the hair touches the skin. However, natural hair has imperfections related to hygiene, supply and quality. The challenge for DuPont™ Natrafil® was to create a perfect solution that combines advantages of synthetic filament with performance excellence of natural hair by replicating its structure in a polymer. This makes Natrafil® the best alternative to natural hair.
Science of Synthetic Filaments
DuPont™ Natrafil® uses science to solve the challenge and keep the softness and natural feel of the brush, while improving the consistency of quality and reliability. Natrafil® patented technology creates a structured surface that optimizes the pick-up and release of makeup powder even better then natural hair does.
Patented Technology for Powder Brushes
DuPont™ Natrafil® patented technology is the result of two unique processes:
1. Texturing process that creates a soft, but structured, surface enabling powder pick-up.
2. Tipping process erodes the first scale of the filament, optimizes the release performance and gives it a luxurious feel.
Tested & Proven Performance
Tests have shown that powder brushes made with Natrafil® filament have equal to superior pick-up and release performance versus powder brushes made with animal hair. The higher the percentage of Natrafil® filaments in a powder brush — the better the brush performs.
- With 100% Natrafil® filaments, the powder brush picks up and releases more powder than the same brush made with animal hair.
- In terms of pick-up and release performance, Natrafil® filaments perform better than any synthetic filament currently on the market.