Premium Environmentally Friendly Packaging at FachPack 2019
24. September 2019
Nuremberg, Germany – Sustainability and environmental protection play an ever-increasing role in the packaging industry. In cooperation with NürnbergMesse, bayern design will host a special exhibition addressing these topics at this year’s FachPack, the leading European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology. Close to 40 innovative exhibits from around the world will be displayed from September 24 to 26 following the claim Premium Environmentally Friendly Packaging. The special exhibition focuses on diverse approaches to designing sustainable packaging.
Innovative packaging ideas and concepts
Visitors to Premium Environmentally Friendly Packaging will have the opportunity to become acquainted with innovative packaging ideas and concepts created by designers from around the world including Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Chile, and the United States. Based on current trends and using modern materials, these designers will introduce creative and future-oriented designs in five categories: recycled packaging, resource-saving materials, reusable packaging and systems, environmentally friendly processes, and value-added design.
Selected highlights of the special exhibition
Arekapak (Berlin) has created environmentally friendly packaging that bears the company’s name. The packaging is made of Areca palm leaves. These agricultural byproducts accrue in India and can be pressed into shape using only heat and pressure – no chemicals. Arekapak is versatile, robust, heat- and cold-resistant, and 100% natural.
The insulated packaging made from jute for mail-order businesses by kompackt61 (Nuremberg) also is environmentally friendly and an ecologically sound alternative to Styrofoam. The packaging has excellent shock-absorbing and insulating properties. Because jute is a natural fiber, the entire product, including the wrapping, is 100% compostable and can be disposed of with other organic waste.
The designers of DECASA Kreativstudio (Austria) have entered packaging in the resource-saving materials category: The tubes and bottles are made of organic, climate-friendly, sugarcane-based plastic. Hands on Veggies Green Cosmetics is a line of organic cosmetics manufactured by No Planet B of Austria.
TBWA\RAAD (United Arab Emirates) developed a resource-saving tag for a sports clothing retailer in Lebanon. The OMO Tag is made of detergent and is 100% water soluble. It can be used to wash the clothing the first time. The goal was to provide customers purchasing sports clothing with a product sample without producing additional waste.
The key feature of LastSwab, a cotton swab developed by the company with the same name and created by designer Kåre Frandsen (Denmark), is its reusability. LastSwab is made of bio-degradable plastics, nylon, and silicone. Because it can be cleaned easily and thoroughly, LastSwab can be used over and over again, thus saving resources and protecting the environment.
Created by Nuremberg-born designer Jonna Breitenhuber (Berlin), SOAPBOTTLE is a liquid soap or shower gel container made of soap. Empty containers can be used as hand soap. The concept, which will be presented in the added-value design category, plays with the process of dissolution and the transformation of objects.
Wiha Wekzeuge created a particularly clever package from recycled material for its PicoFinish® Set of hand tools. The appeal of the packaging is the special combination of materials: an environment-friendly cardboard inlay and a transparent slipcase – 30% made of organically based PE (sugarcane) and 70% of recycled PET.
All exhibits in the Premium Environmentally Friendly Packaging special exhibition will be displayed from September 24 to 26, 2019 in Hall 8 at NürnbergMesse.
To complement the special exhibition, bayern design has asked industry experts to give brief presentations at PackBox on premium environmentally friendly packaging on September 25, 2019. Speakers and presentations:
Annette Gansert (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG): Saving Resources in Digital Folding Box Printing
Norbert Völl (Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH): Nine Months After the Introduction of the Packaging Law – Status Quo and Outlook
Daniel Graf (Syndicate Design AG): The World is Changing Design – How we will Look at Premium in the Future.
September 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Hall 7