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)