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

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
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About Biesterfeld Plastic
Biesterfeld Plastic is a leading international distributor in the plastics industry, with long-term sales partnerships in more
than 40 countries. Leading plastics producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe,
BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, Chi Mei and LG Chem rely on Biesterfeld Plastic’s efficient services and
have been associated with the growth of the business for many years. Biesterfeld Plastic is part of the Biesterfeld Group,
which has been active as a trade and service company for over 111 years. The Group is one of the leading companies in
the distribution of chemicals and plastics with around 40 locations worldwide in Europe, North and South America, Asia
and Africa. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics,
rubber, and basic and specialty chemicals.