Sustainable Packaging

Packaging materials carry the purpose of protection during transportation and marketing. Compared to the products, however, most of the packaging materials were discarded by consumers after purchase, and caused resource wastage. According to the WEF and research report from Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2016, most of the packaging was only used once; where the massive plastic junk produced after use was only recycled effectively at a mere 5%.

Therefore, under the premise of maintaining safe transportation, we reduce the waste of the internal space of the packaging and the packaging volume to decrease the use of materials. We also consider the way of stacking. It not only could improve transportation efficiency, but also could prevent damage caused by transporting products of different sizes. In addition, when selecting packaging materials, priority is given to those containing recycled materials, such as the cartons with more than 80% recycled materials. At the same time, in response to the global trend of plastic reduction, the foam was reduced and the keyboard was covered with non-woven fabric. Not only the product itself but also the accessories achieve the goal of environmental friendliness.

To develop a reasonable package size and strength of the packaging
To best use of packaging materials to maximize the reuse
To use recyclable materials if they will not affect the packaging quality

 

Reduction in Packaging Volume

Packaging Design for Notebooks

Packaging Materials of Notebook Computer X415/X515

In addition to the carton made of 85% to 90% recycled paper, we redesign the packaging structure and reduce the weight as well, decreasing 8.9% and 11.5% accordingly.

Accessary Box of Notebook Computer B9400

Incorporating the reuse element to let consumers easily turn the accessory box into a laptop stand, thus extending the life cycle of the packaging.

Packaging Materials of Notebook Computer X435

Consumers can turn the clapboard into laptop stand.

Packaging Design for Desktops

Take the product VivoPC, for example; through the optimization and adjustment of the packaging structure design, the volume of the package is reduced, the weight of the packaging material is lowered, and the transportation energy utilization efficiency is improved, achieving optimized stacking of shipments. The carbon emissions generated during transportation or recycling are also indirectly reduced. The weight of a single package has been lowered by 12.6 %, the area of packaging paper for a single package has been reduced by 17.5 %, the volume of stacked goods by air has increased by 35 %, and the volume of stacked goods by sea has burgeoned by 26.5%.

VGA Cards

For the packaging material of VGA MINING-P104-4G, the foam material expandable polyethylene (EPE) has been replaced by corrugated cardboard, and the spaces generated by folding the cardboard are used as buffers, which can effectively save materials and volume space. This is highly beneficial in terms of our responsibility toward global environmental protection and recycling. The total weight of the packaging for a carton has been decreased by 75.5 %, the packaging volume for a carton has dropped by 14.7 %, the stacking volume by air has been increased by 20 %, and the stacking volume by sea has risen by 35 %.

Packaging Materials of Portable ZenBeam LATTE

Changing the square hardcover box to a round paper tube packaging that conforms to the shape of the product itself can reduce the weight and the volume of the packaging significantly, resulting the reduction in transportation costs and carbon emissions.

Packaging Design for Smart Phones

We changed the original grey carton top gift box into sleeve to reduce the weight by 24.66% in comparison to that of the old packaging for same-size model. In 2016, it reached thr reduce rate of 25%.

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Packaging Design for Tablets

The new design used 15% more recycled plastics in the PS tray and reduced over 40 to 50% of printed area. As a result, the weight of the new package reduced by 40% in comparison to that of the old packaging for same-size model.

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After

Packaging Design for Zenbo

The packaging for Zenbo was 26.5% lighter when compared to the first sold in the market. In addition, due to the reduction in volume, the volume of transported packaging materials was reduced by 35%

Modular Design of Packaging Material

Modular Design for Display Gift Box

  1. Through the modularization of the size of the printing layout, product-related information can be printed without using a label, which can greatly improve the economic benefits of the printing layout in the packaging design and application.
  2. There are 2 sets of size specifications for printing layout corresponding to 4 types of boxes, in 24", 27", 32" and 34", to reduce the number of materials to be controlled and improve the efficiency of packaging design management.

Reduction of Printing Ink

  1. Improve the current practice of large-area printing on packaging color boxes and adopt small-area printing layout to achieve refined label design and reduce the use of fourcolor oily ink
  2. Use environmentally friendly water-based inks on carton for modular printing to fulfill environmental responsibility

Recycled Material

The n-pulp is mainly made of straw. After nourishing food, straw is dumped or incinerated. By extracting with new, chemical-free technology, the cellulose contained in straw is processed and then turned into the pulp, mixed with raw or recycled paper pulp, and added to the packaging material. By adding the n-pulp into packaging materials through transformation and regeneration, we have reduced resource consumption and realized environmental protection.

Straws Processing and N-pulp Packaging
Applications of N-pulp Packaging