05.09.2017 | Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH

Biesterfeld commits on new Hytrel® and Crastin® grades for the cosmetics industry

Biesterfeld Plastic relies on its long-term partner DuPont for innovative plastic packaging concepts for the cosmetics industry. The distributor sells food contact approved thermoplastics produced by DuPont specifically Hytrel® and Crastin® in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It thereby offers a broad product portfolio especially for the food and cosmetics industry which complies with FDA and European food contact regulations.

"The requirements of our customers are constantly evolving. The industry for products with food contact is increasingly dependent on materials that meet the highest standards. With our portfolio, we are adapting to this development," says Martin Rathke, European Product Manager, Biesterfeld Plastic. "The properties of Hytrel® and Crastin® are vital for cosmetic applications in particular. Close collaboration with DuPont and the further development of the products are essential for the purpose of advising our customers on applications," he adds.

Crastin® is a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) material which is particularly suitable for cosmetic applications such as lipstick, pump and mascara components. The new Crastin® types produced by DuPont optimally meet the requirements for improved processing profiles, such as faster cycle times and ease of demouldability. They show increases in productivity of up to ten per cent and meet all global requirements for cosmetic applications. Hytrel® is a polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) which, thanks to its good tactile properties and optimum fatigue resistance, is ideal for dynamic applications. The material has high temperature-and chemical-resistance combined with strength and durability.

"DuPont has one of the industry's broadest portfolios of plastics for food contact. Based on customer reviews, we know that these products meet the increased requirements and are already accorded a high priority by the cosmetics industry," says Andreas Zöller, Marketing and Business Development Leader EMEA, DuPont. "Biesterfeld is an important partner for us when it comes to our efforts to establish Hytrel® and Crastin® on the market in an application-specific manner."

About DuPont Performance Materials (DPM)
DuPont Performance Materials (DPM), a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science, is a leading innovator of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably-sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants, and modifiers. DPM supports a globally linked network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain to develop innovative solutions in automotive, packaging, construction, consumer goods, electrical/electronics and other industries.  For additional information about DuPont Performance Materials, visit plastics.dupont.com.

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division
DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines more than 200 years of science and technology knowledge to passionately develop what is essential to human progress. The division drives innovation that extracts value from the strongest and broadest chemistry and polymers toolkit in the industry to help address many of the world's most challenging problems. DowDuPont Materials Science's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth end-markets such as packaging, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company.  More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.  


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