Trific is a 48-hour travel kit made from renewable wood-based raw materials.
In a circular economy, it is our shared obligation to design out packaging waste, giving consumers more sustainable options to choose from. The Trific project is a collaboration across the packaging value chain that aims to speed up the introduction of new sustainable premium packaging solutions for the health, body and beauty industry. Its approach shows how companies and brands can explore solutions together to quickly deliver alternatives to their existing rigid plastic packaging.
The prototype, which was developed within six months, is a unique 48-hour travel kit for people who travel responsibly and well. It contains three dry products; hand soap, body soap and toothpaste, that simply dissolve after use. The package itself and the sleeve are made from 100% biodegradable and renewable solutions.
Holmen Iggesund has provided the renewable wood-based raw materials that the Trific concept is made from. As part of the Holmen Group, Holmen Iggesund has access to over 1.3 million hectares of forest in Sweden.
“We use residue from the wood grown in forests to make climate smart pulp and paperboard, the basis for the Trific packaging,” says Hein van den Reek, Director Future Packaging, Holmen Iggesund. “By combining the right material with purposeful collaborations with our partners we want to showcase how a real difference can be made in the near future.”
Yangi®, another Swedish based company, are pioneers in dry forming technology. They transformed the natural wood fibres into formable packaging with their revolutionary technology that turns paper pulp into ready-made packaging in one machine line, using no process water and minimal energy.
“With our ground-breaking dry forming technology, we are pioneering the next generation of fibre-based solutions and reshaping the world of packaging,” says Anna Altner, Founder, Yangi®. “The Trific concept is a perfect example of what can be achieved when partners across the entire packaging value chain share a common vision and work together to build more sustainable packaging solutions that fit into existing recycling systems.”
The German Optima Packaging Group is a world leading company in dosing, filling and packaging technology who are evaluating different barrier options to fulfil different requirements.
“Our materials and production technologies for forming, barrier solutions, filling and handling deliver a valuable contribution to better health, greater safety and a higher quality of life,” says Stefan König, Optima Packaging Group.
FutureLab & Partners, the fourth company in the collaboration, are accelerators of new technologies and circular systems. Their business model is based on close collaboration with partners in the materials, products and packaging value chain. FutureLab & Partners were the orchestrators and the concept and system design partner of the Triffic collaboration.
“The ability through design to synthesize the essence of what technology can offer and what the user needs are, is embodied in the ability to visualize and prototype” says Liselotte Tingvall, CEO FutureLab & Partners.