Forest Film

Sustainable plastic labels – With Forest Film™, UPM Raflatac introduces a novel material for sustainable plastic labels. Forest Film™ is made from 100% renewable wood-based raw materials in an ISCC-certified value chain and enables the gradual replacement of fossil film materials – without compromising on benefits and performance. The material was developed in cooperation with UPM Biofuels and[...]

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Straw insulating packaging – The Landbox® is an alternative to conventional polystyrene packaging made of straw. Annually, a large amount of the agricultural by-product remains unused, as both human and animal needs have been fully met. Landpack uses 1,500 tons of straw per year to press it using thermal processes with steam and pressure. The stalks are preserved[...]

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MILK MaterialLab Landbox Landpack


Wool insulation packing – Woolcool’s Insulated Food Delivery Box Sets are environmentally friendly boxes with built-in wool insulation. Fleece inserts, which are filled with 100% wool, ensure a constant temperature inside the sturdy box. Available in six different sizes, Woolcool Packagings can be reused or recycled after use. They are suitable for foods such as meat, cheese, chocolate[...]

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MILK MaterialLab Insulated Packaging Woolcool


Loofah bottle packaging – During a stay in Taiwan, Dorian Etienne developed a bottle packaging from a regional product, the gourd plant “loofah”. The natural fibers obtained from them multiply quickly and have high durability. Since the spongy pumpkin has shock-absorbing properties, the material is particularly suitable for transport packaging. Thanks to the loofah material, the bottle packaging[...]

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MILK MaterialLab Changhua Dorian Etienne

Wine Matters

Paper labels
From grape marc
– With Wine Matters, Ludovica Cantarelli uses her family’s vineyards to explore how waste streams generated during winemaking can be better utilized and positively add to the final product. The solution: the reuse of grape marc. Through a new artisan process, the grape skins and branches become an aesthetic packaging for the wine. Pressing the[...]

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Organic products from biomass of wine production – 200,000 tons of wine press waste (stems, seeds, skins) – so-called pomace – are produced in Germany every year. The majority remains unused. As a sustainable designer, Katharina Hölz introduces this biomass into a new life cycle. So she developed materials and products from pomace that are naturally renewable and biodegradable. The press residues[...]

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