Machine Design

U.S. resin and foaming process goes over well in Europe

Crystal-clear polymer's pioneering role

Eurofragance, a Spanish developer and maker of fragrances, perfumes, and flavors recently devised an all-plastic cosmetic and lotion bottle called the «Bb» made from Eastman Chemical Co.'s water-clear Glass Polymer EB062 resin.


Eurofragance, a Spanish fragrance, perfume and flavor developer and manufacturer recently launched a water-based, allergen-free scent for perfumes and lotions. To differentiate the product from competitors, designers worked with Eastman Chemical Co. Kingsport, Tenn., and extrusion blow molder Rebhan in Germany to develop a new plastic alternative for cosmetics bottles.

The «Bb» bottles are made from Eastman's Glass Polymer EB062 resin specifically designed for extrusion blow molding (EBM). Rebhan's proprietary EBM techniques form thick-walled bottles that remain glass-clear. The bottles feature extra-thick walls in the base so there's less chance of breakage, can be easily colored, textured, or compounded with UV blocking additives to prevent yellowing.

MAKE CONTACT
Eastman Chemical Co., (423) 229-2000,
eastman.com
Eurofragance, 34 93 6972361, eurofragance.com
Rebhan,
rebhan-group.com

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