Canadian Plastics

Glass Polymer Key to Unique Cosmetic Package

Parlux has used a combination of glass and Eastman Chemical's Glass Polymer copolyester to create an innovative package for its Ocean Pacific cologne. A textured inner glass vessel, which holds the fr...

March 1, 2004   Canadian Plastics



Parlux has used a combination of glass and Eastman Chemical’s Glass Polymer copolyester to create an innovative package for its Ocean Pacific cologne. A textured inner glass vessel, which holds the fragrance, is encapsulated within an outer glass polymer sleeve. An azure blue liquid flows between the inner vessel and outer Glass Polymer sleeve to create a “wave” effect.

“The Glass Polymer was really the only material that was capable of achieving the clarity, wall thickness and chemical resistance required to produce the bottle,” said Jim Bigham, director sales and marketing at Risdon-AMS, molder of the package system.

The outer copolyester vessel has a sidewall thickness of 0.1 in. and a bottom thickness of 0.18 in. Despite the extreme wall thickness, the polymer maintained dimensional stability and clarity, and the bottle cooled without sink marks. A proprietary adhesive is used to keep the inner glass vessel and outer sleeve together.

Eastman Chemical Co.

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