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Eastman

Eastman Chemical Company : 11 March, 2004  (Application Story)
On the Parlux Ocean Pacific cologne package, 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 the wave effect.
Parlux’ new Ocean Pacific cologne package is more than provocative. It’s an experience… complete with simulated waves, thanks to Eastman Chemical Company’s Glass Polymer copolyester. 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 the wave effect.

This is not a typical design or moulding application. Parlux turned to Risdon-AMS for their proven track record of moulding innovation and end-to-end package system. Risdon developed the proprietary “wave system,” which consists of clear and blue liquids, each with differing viscosities. When the package is tipped, the two liquids create the 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, closures at Risdon. Parlux conducted several “fitness for use” tests on The Glass Polymer. It tested favorably for chemical resistance to the fragrance, as well as the Color Pour adhesive and wave solution.

Even at extreme wall thickness, The Glass Polymer maintained dimensional stability and clarity – a unique feature of the material. Despite sidewall thickness of around 0.100” and a bottom of approximately 0.180”, the bottle cooled sink-free, and there were no additional water-cooling techniques needed. “With Glass Polymer, you just run and cool without any special requirements,” said Bigham. “And that’s an important feature when it comes to meeting this industry’s notoriously aggressive market deadlines,” said Vincent Gugumus, Marketing Manager Cosmetics for Eastman Specialty Plastics, “
The innovative package includes a proprietary Risdon-developed edge sealer Color Pour adhesive. Color Pour is used to keep the Ocean Pacific inner vessel and outer sleeve together. Color Pour technology also gives the package added depth and three-dimensional colour effects, while completely obscuring gate marks.
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