Sustainable Packaging - bayern design at FACHPACK 2021
27. September 2021
NürnbergMesse and bayern design GmbH will present a special exhibition titled Sustainable Packaging in Hall 7 at the FACHPACK 2021 trade fair scheduled for September 28 to 30. bayern design, the center of design competence in Bavaria, will showcase sustainable packaging created by designers from around the world.
“The innovations on display are sources of inspiration for FACHPACK visitors. Smart design as part of circularity opens up a host of new opportunities. It increases the attractiveness of sustainable packaging and secures added value for companies adopting it. In addition, the aesthetics of good packaging design reflect the sustainability of the brand,” says Nadine Vicentini, the new managing director of bayern design.
Innovative ideas and concepts for sustainable packaging
Pertinent solutions provide a means for the packaging industry to make sustainable lifestyles more accessible to consumers. As part of this process, design always plays a key role in the development of new applications. It influences new trends and creates interest. The examples of trendsetting and creative design solutions on display in the special exhibition curated by bayern design highlight the diverse steps in the development, from materials and research, implementation and prototyping to product and market introduction.
FACHPACK visitors will be introduced to innovative ideas and concepts for packaging created by designers from around the world. In addition to exhibits from Germany, products and materials from Denmark, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, and Hong Kong will be on display.
Selected highlights of Sustainable Packaging
hey circle of Munich, Germany developed a product that could well eliminate one of the consequences of increasing mail ordering: reusable shipping boxes for online businesses. The company also provides support for integrating the boxes into IT and logistic processes. Each of the sturdy, foldable multi-use boxes can circulate a number of times between the online merchant and its customers. The box is made of a water- and dirt-repellent fabric, robust plates, and zippers, all made from polypropylene (PP), a recyclable monomaterial, thus reducing waste, preventing CO2 emissions, and saving resources.
Made mainly of cornstarch, the edible food packaging called Meal Bag also is a resource-preserving innovation. The material was developed by industrial and product designer Amelie Graf of Regensburg, Germany. It can be dissolved in hot water and conveniently added to the meal as a thickener, or as a source of fiber and energy. Alternatively, Meal Bag can be composted at home and returned to the cycle.
With its long tradition of producing innovative paper with premium aesthetics and natural feel in Tegernsee, Germany, Gmund Papier developed ecological and creative packaging from 100% European hemp. The durable box features a natural feel and high environmental compatibility. In addition, hemp improves future recycling processes thanks to its long and stable fibers.
Popular Packaging of Hamburg, Germany also is working on new materials. The ultra-thin layers of welded-together foil that make up the clever bioniPAC have been modeled after nature. The innovative design solution comprising a thin exterior shell stabilized by small inflated veins reduces the amount of material needed. bioniPAC is the result of a transfer of nature’s sophisticated resource efficiency.
Packaging manufacturer Rezemo of Waiblingen, Germany makes coffee capsules from wood fibers, a byproduct of the wood-processing industry in southern Germany. Because the fibers are combined with the bioplastic PLA (lactic acid), the resulting material consists entirely of renewable primary resources. The material has been further developed for use in other applications. The problem-solving oriented design of the forewood group of injection-molded compatible materials made from wood fibers and polymers ensures a range of opportunities for environmentally responsible product design.
When developing Paper Bottle, Paboco® of Denmark focused consistently on circularity. The project has brought together some of the world’s leading players in the fields of materials, design, and technology in an innovation community to create the world’s first fully bio-based and recyclable paper bottles at scale. The special exhibition showcases the first version of this new generation of paper bottles which still feature a barrier of recycled polymer.
BetaWare, a project by young German designer Lara Weller, currently is in the experimental stage. This vegan and compostable material is made of sugar beet cellulose and molasses, by-products of sugar production that do not need to be cultivated separately and can be returned to circularity after the interim use. The material has been refined through successful injection- molding trials and transformed into versatile products.
Overview of the exhibits in the Sustainable Packaging special show organized by bayern desig:
- Amelie Graf (Berlin/Regensburg, Germany): Meal Bag
- Denttabs (Berlin, Germany): Denttabs toothpaste tablets
- Fernanda Ordorica (Mexico City, Mexico): Agave bioplastic
- Gmund (Tegernsee, Germany): Gmund Hanf
- hey circle (Munich, Germany): Reusable shipping boxes
- Invisible Company (Hong Kong): Invisible Bag
- Lara Weller (Leinfelden, Germany): BetaWare
- MakeGrowLab (Pulawy, Poland): Scoby Packaging Materials™
- mujō (Berlin, Germany/Copenhagen, Denmark): Packaging materials based on brown algae
- MyCoffeebag (Salz, Germany): Coffee Bag/Drip Coffee Bag
- Nestlé Deutschland (Frankfurt/Main, Germany): Paper packaging for Smarties
- Paboco Paper Bottle Company (Slangerup, Denmark): Paper Bottle
- Popular Packaging GmbH (Hamburg, Germany): bioniPAC (concept)
- Rezemo (Waiblingen, Germany): forewood
- Rezemo (Waiblingen, Germany): Wooden coffee capsules
- Rik Makes (Eindhoven, Netherlands): CompostPackage
- Werner & Mertz (Mainz, Germany): Frosch rPET bottles
- Yuli Meroz (Herzliya, Israel): O Peel
All exhibits are showcased in the special exhibition scheduled for September 28 to 30, 2021 in Hall 7 at NürnbergMesse.
In addition, bayern design has invited industry experts to give brief inspirational speeches on sustainable packaging at PackBox on September 30, 2021.
- Austeja Platukyte (creative researcher and materials designer, Lithuania): Hybrid materials in design. Collaboration with nature as a creative practice
- Magdalena Sophie Orland (textile designer, Leipzig, Germany): Material design as a pioneering solution for new packaging options
- Efrat Friedland (material scout, Munich, Germany): How to navigate through the world of sustainable packaging materials
September 30, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Hall 7
Rigths: bayern design / Leon Greiner LÉROT