Developing reusable rigid packaging (box) for premium consumer goods sector as an alternative to a rigid cardboard box
Target Value Chain: Plastics & Packaging
Target Mission: Region of Centre-North
Challenge Owner: KIUD Technologies OÜ, located in Estonia
The premium sector uses rigid cardboard, which requires extensive processing – large amounts of water, energy and chemicals. Using discarded textiles as a raw material, on the other hand, can reduce the need for new resources and landfill space and has a significantly lower carbon footprint. In a next step, we want to develop this solution from using industrial textile waste to using materials from mixed post-consumer textile waste. The challenge is that this waste stream is not immediately available.
We are looking for a solution that:
- allows mixed textile waste to become a solid packaging material (e.g., as an alternative to a cardboard box)
- enhances the surface printability
- offers a durable industrial packaging material that is an alternative to plywood (6 mm thick)
- is reusable multiple times and conveys luxury
- Is produced without glue or chemicals, unlike a traditional high-quality rigid box.
Applications: Fashion, cosmetics, electronics.