Products & Applications

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Personal Care & Cosmetics

Essentra’s advancements in material science increase quality of life for millions of people across the world.

For the most personal applications, the highest quality foams, fibers, and plastics are precision engineered for essential purity and reliability.

In homes, bathrooms, and pocketbooks, our cosmetic and personal care products make smiles sparkle, skin glow, and help families plan for the future.



Products

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Makeup & Liquid Foundation Foam Applicators

Essentra’s proprietary, ultra-pure formulations perfect the science of soft – creating premium, salon-quality cosmetic foams.

Our hypoallergenic, non-crumbling, polyurethane foams are designed exclusively for skin contact and are available in a range of customizable options.

  • Softness
  • Active ingredients
  • Custom colors
  • Custom die-cuts
  • Custom orders at moderate minimum order quantities 

 

  • Materials
  • Foam
  • Functions
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Perfume & Fragrance Delivery Media

Our engineers apply high-quality porous plastics, foams, and fibers for a range of perfume and fragrance delivery solutions – from cartridges for scent delivery systems to perfume bottle tops, fragrance pellets, and more.

  • Materials
  • Fiber
  • Porous Plastic
  • Functions
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  • Wicking image Wicking

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Eyeliner & Lip Liner Delivery Reservoirs and Nibs

Trust Essentra’s industry-leading track record of quality and consistency with end products made for sensitive areas like eyes and lips.

Our delivery reservoirs and nibs can be customized for the optimized application of any eyeliner, lip liner, or lip gloss formulation.

  • Materials
  • Fiber
  • Porous Plastic
  • Functions
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Hair Dye Applicators

Our porous plastic applicators with controlled porosity and fully customizable designs bring new levels of precision to salon or at-home hair coloring with any hair dye formulation.

  • Materials
  • Porous Plastic
  • Functions
  • Controlled Release image Controlled Release

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Pregnancy & Ovulation Tests

Essentra’s lateral flow assay wicks offer proven performance – they’ve become the industry standard for home pregnancy and ovulation tests around the world.

Optimized capillary action, high purity and proprietary color change technology enable faster testing speeds with more reliable, easier-to-interpret results.

  • Materials
  • Fiber
  • Functions
  • Wicking image Wicking

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Teeth Whitening Swabs

Essentra’s teeth whitening swabs feature highly pure fibers with ideal capillary structures for controlled absorption – creating the perfect delivery system for any teeth whitening formulation.

  • Materials
  • Fiber
  • Functions
  • Controlled Release image Controlled Release

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Skin Care Products

Our full line of hypoallergenic and highly pure foams, plastics, and fibers are ideal for customized bath products, oil and makeup removal pads, and more.

  • Materials
  • Fiber
  • Foam
  • Porous Plastic
  • Functions
  • Absorption image Absorption
  • Performance Optimization image Performance Optimization
  • Wicking image Wicking

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AquaSense™

Essentra’s AquaSense™ active label technology controls dryness and humidity for enhanced product freshness while creating an interactive brand experience for consumers. 

AquaSense™ combines a high-impact graphic label with a sophisticated absorbent pad. The pad is customized to absorb the optimal amount of water for humidifying the product it accompanies, and once wetted, displays a graphic that indicates AquaSense™ is ready for use.

The absorbent requires no measurement of water—just run under a faucet or drip water from a glass. Moisture is released in highly controlled evaporation rates for ideal product humidity. When the pad becomes dry, the graphic disappears, signaling that it’s time to rewet.

For any market with products that suffer from dryness—personal care and health, food and drink, household and industrial—AquaSense™ makes for a better customer experience, increasing shelf life while reinforcing the brand.

  • Materials
  • Multiple Blends
  • Functions
  • Absorption image Absorption
  • Controlled Release image Controlled Release
  • Evaporation image Evaporation
  • Performance Optimization image Performance Optimization