Materials
Materials
Materials

OPT Industries helps customers design and manufacture a novel range of materials and products for the healthcare, automotive, interior, and consumer goods industries.

Solutions
Solutions
Lumofil
InstaSwab
PolyBrush
Solutions

Our leading additive manufacturing and design technology enables us to retain ultimate control throughout the development process.

Lumofil

Advances cosmetic applicator manufacturing solutions. OPT Industries’ Lumofil process accelerates how cosmetic brands experiment with new product concepts and brings them to full-scale production.

InstaSwab

InstaSwab is an absorbent swab with a variable size and shape tip. The patented swab is digitally manufactured with a computationally optimized micro mesh arrangement for superior performance.

PolyBrush

PolyBrush is the ideal replaceable brush mat for linear vibratory conveying surfaces. Sheets can be easily cut to size, facilitating usage in a variety of machines, as well as easy spot-replacement as needed. 

Technology
Technology
Technology

Leading technological breakthroughs in computational design, roll-to-roll 3D printing, and polymer development.

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About Us
Careers
About Us

We solve material challenges across industries by advancing design and manufacturing.

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We are constantly looking for talented individuals who share our obsession for changing the way things are made.

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Advancing the design and manufacturing of cosmetic applicator

Inspired by the microscopic structures that shape our natural world, OPT Industries’ Lumofil process accelerates how cosmetic brands experiment with new applicator (mascara, lip gloss, eye shadow and more) concepts and brings them to full-scale production.

Discover how leaders in the beauty industry use Lumofil to develop mascara applicators for every distinct lash profile, from sparse to full lash lines and straight to curly hair types.

Advancing the design and manufacturing of  cosmetic applicator

A streamlined approach to brush manufacturing

OPT’s Lumofil™ technology provides our clients with a simplified manufacturing experience that avoids the time consuming tooling and adjustment process of traditional injection molding. Our integrated manufacturing system shortens lead times and eliminates the need for recurrent design calibrations.

A streamlined approach to brush manufacturing
A streamlined approach to brush manufacturing
Unlimited design possibilities

Unlimited design possibilities

Our algorithmically designed mascara wand and bristle silhouettes set a new standard for what brands and consumers expect in a cosmetic product. Through our proprietary modelling technology, we produce thinner, softer bristles than traditional wire-twisted or injection-molded components. The wands are tuned and tested to work with various eye shapes and lash types, allowing consumers to anticipate and celebrate their daily application experience.

Unlimited design possibilities

We believe the use of technology should be intuitive, enhancing rather than restricting a designer’s creativity. Our product development team works closely with our clients to formulate unique products with endless aesthetic options.

Discover the benefits of working with Lumofil™

Computationally Optimised

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Our applicators are made from a polymer we formulated explicitly for cosmetic performance. The material’s properties allow for a high-fidelity translation from our clients’ digital design specifications to the physical product, accommodating rapid revisions and continuous improvements during each step of the development process. By manipulating the microstructure of our material, we can reduce product weight, increase material resolution, modulate flexibility, and allow for greater aesthetic options.



Compatible Materials

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We engineer specialty polymers for our brush to meet stringent toxicology testing requirements of cosmetic products. The materials are optimized to be compatible with various cosmetics formulas - mascara, lip gloss, liquid foundation/concealer - and deliver consistent makeup results over time.



Scalable Production

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With no minimum unit quantity required, our in-house manufacturing suite is uniquely equipped to execute pilot launches, limited-edition product releases, and full-scale production runs for mass manufacturing. Lumofil offers flexibility, customization and scalability past what is possible with other technologies.



Rapid Development

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Our advanced modelling software allows clients to independently adjust the shape of each wand and bristle down to the micron level. This system enables us to develop products with the softness of fiber bristles and specialized silhouettes in the same design or any other variation desired. We can give clients instant feedback on the performance of any design and offer a variety of rapid production solutions that outpace traditional manufacturers by multiples.



Ecologically aware

OPT provides brands with the materials and tools to create cleaner and more sustainable products. Our bio-based brush formulation is derived from up to 70% plant-based by-products in an ongoing effort to offer our clients an environmentally-conscious material that doesn’t compromise quality.

Ecologically aware

How to work with us

01

Getting Started

Explore our material samples and define your product requirements.

02

Ideation

Partner with our in-house design experts to outline project goals and strategy.

03

R&D

Our team rapidly develops and iterates solutions through a stage-gate process to meet the requirements.

04

Production

We mass manufacture the product for you in our facility in Massachusetts, USA.

Become a partner

Interested in bringing your next product to new heights? Our team of chemists, engineers, and product developers are here to help.

Send an inquiry to info@optindustries.com or use the form below.

Become a partner

Interested in bringing your next product to new heights? Our team of chemists, engineers, and product developers are here to help.

Send an inquiry to info@optindustries.com or use the form below.

Become a Partner

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