Topic: alternative material extraction

Silphia packing

Silphia paper packing – OutNature’s innovative paper packaging is based on a new natural raw material: silphia fibers. These are obtained from regionally grown and processed silphia, which is also a particularly effective energy crop. The properties of silphia fibers are comparable to short fiber pulp. The fibers can therefore be used as a real economically realistic, ecological[...]

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Sustainable plant-based stand-up pouches – GeoBags are 100% vegetable based without petroleum. They comply with international compost standards and are accepted wherever there are municipal collection points for organic waste. The smooth-surface pouches are easy to open and reseal, providing consumer convenience and portion control. With the ability to include extras such as one-way valves, custom windows and zippers,[...]

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PE free carton for packaging without plastic – After two years of research in close customer cooperation, AR Packaging launched Safeboard® – the completely PE-free board for the food industry. Tailored barrier functions for moisture, fat and aroma are available for the Safeboard® solution. A unique process, in which the cardboard is printed and coated at the same time, makes it possible[...]

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Resource-saving disposable products for the catering industry – The all-round worry-free solution for sustainably minded restaurateurs: pack2go offers a versatile range of organic packaging and organic tableware – from drinking cups and disposable tableware to carrier bags and napkins, everything is available from a single source. #biobased #ecofriendly #sustainability Product name: pack2goManufacturer: PCG Packungssysteme für Catering und Gastronomie GmbH Project status: Concept[...]

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Edible spoons – Kulero – that’s how the word “spoon” translates in Esperanto, the language of art, and that’s also the name of the sustainable company that wants to make the usual disposable spoon of on-the-go gastronomy for ice cream or soup superfluous with edible spoons made from 100% natural ingredients. The basis of the dinner and[...]

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Coconut fiber packing – ENKEV’s resistant packaging alternative is created by spraying coconut fiberboard with renewable latex. This enables vulcanization and subsequent strength of the material by heating. The smooth surface gives COCOFORM not only a high-quality appearance, but also the desired stability. Countless tons of coconut waste are produced annually because the food industry is only interested[...]

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Gmund beer paper

Paper from hops, malt and pulp – The Gmund beer paper consists of hops, malt and pulp. Brewer’s grains (solid grain components of the mash), recycled beer labels and cellulose are used to produce the machine-smooth paper. The five colors named wheat, lager, pilsner as well as ale and bock can be customized using offset, screen printing or even embossing. They[...]

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The compostable mailer

Mailing bags made from corn starch – The shipping bags from wastebased are made on the basis of corn starch and the natural PLA polymer, are completely of biological origin and therefore also compostable at home. The idea of producing a material that can be dissolved in water within seconds, leaving no environmentally harmful traces, led the British company to produce[...]

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Corn material – Totomoxtle is a new type of veneer material made from Mexican corn husks. The purple, red as well as cream corn grains give a unique design to the lamps, wall coverings, cans and tables. Fernando Laposse’s goal here is to preserve jobs and safeguard the agricultural diversity of his home country. With the declining[...]

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Scoby Packaging

Packaging from organic waste – MakeGrowLab’s woven biowaste packaging is made entirely of cellulose, making it free of toxic pollutants, synthetic polylactides and fossil fuels. Scoby is 40 times more durable than paper and is compostable and plastic-free due to its natural ingredients. Thanks to its airtightness and water resistance, Scoby has already been able to encase shampoos, soaps,[...]

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Packing from pine needles – Pinepac, the winner of the 2017 International Packaging Contest in the Material category, is a package made of pine needles and resin. To produce them, the plants are crushed and mixed with the organic binder resin. The resulting mixture is then pressed into molds, which consist of salt, flour, sunflower oil and water. Subsequent[...]

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Innovative packaging substance from fish waste and red algae – Product design student Lucy Huges’ project at the University of Sussex involves developing a novel packaging solution that is sustainable and biodegradable. More than 100 experiments required the material called MarinaTex, which is made from the agar of red algae and the proteins of fish waste. The natural raw materials of the oceans are[...]

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