4. October 2021

Inspi­ra­tion at FACH­PACK 2021

With the three main themes of mate­r­i­al and research, imple­men­ta­tion and pro­to­typ­ing, and prod­uct and mar­ket launch, the focus was delib­er­ate­ly placed on three dif­fer­ent devel­op­ment stages of sus­tain­able pack­ag­ing. This high­light­ed the impor­tance of cir­cu­lar think­ing in the devel­op­ment of new mate­ri­als and prod­ucts. Design opens up new pos­si­bil­i­ties that make sus­tain­able pack­ag­ing attrac­tive and add val­ue to cor­po­rate cul­ture and brand image. The inno­va­tions on dis­play were a rich source of inspi­ra­tion for new trends and impuls­es in the pack­ag­ing industry.

At the spe­cial show, FACH­PACK vis­i­tors* got to see inno­v­a­tive pack­ag­ing ideas and con­cepts from design­ers around the world. In addi­tion to exhibits from Ger­many, prod­ucts and mate­ri­als from Den­mark, Israel, Mex­i­co, the Nether­lands, Poland and Hong Kong were also pre­sent­ed. All exhibits of the bay­ern design spe­cial show “Sus­tain­able Pack­ag­ing” at a glance:

Great oppor­tu­ni­ties for young designers
In par­tic­u­lar, the Meal Bag by Regens­burg-based indus­tri­al and prod­uct design­er Amelie Graf attract­ed a lot of media inter­est. Meal Bag is an edi­ble food pack­ag­ing and con­sists main­ly of corn starch. It dis­solves in hot water and can thus be eas­i­ly added to the meal, as a sauce binder or as a sup­pli­er of fiber and ener­gy. How­ev­er, the pack­ag­ing can also be returned to the nat­ur­al cycle in home com­post. Vis­i­tors and media rep­re­sen­ta­tives were sim­i­lar­ly inter­est­ed in oth­er exhibits. Sev­er­al inter­views and record­ings for TV reports took place at the cen­tral­ly locat­ed bay­ern design stand, where the exhibit­ing design­ers were able to present them­selves and their work.

Forum Pack­Box
In addi­tion, bay­ern design invit­ed experts from the indus­try. Inspir­ing short lec­tures on the top­ic of “Sus­tain­able Pack­ag­ing” were held on the stage of the Forum PackBox:

  • Auste­ja Platukyte (Cre­ative Researcher & Mate­r­i­al Design­er, Lithua­nia): Hybrid mate­ri­als in design. Col­lab­o­ra­tion with nature as a cre­ative prac­tice (in English)
  • Mag­dale­na Sophie Orland (Tex­tile Design­er, Leipzig): Mate­r­i­al design as a for­ward-look­ing solu­tion for new pack­ag­ing possibilities
  • Efrat Fried­land (Mate­ri­als Strate­gist and Founder of mate­ri­alscout, Munich): How to nav­i­gate through the world of sus­tain­able pack­ag­ing mate­ri­als (in English)