ndustrial packaging now being picky to use material in the sake of eco friendly sustainability and biodegradable. Coconut know as eco friendly alternative on packaging beside bamboo which both of them also no invasive and reusable onpackaging. Waco-based Whole Tree has been researching uses for coconut husks for about two years, and recently partnered with packaging firm Compadre to design and test different uses for coconut-based materials.
Coconut husks find new life as packaging lately as we know many company develope car parts made from coconut fibers, announced that it is now testing the waters in the sustainable packaging industry.
Back in january we showcased our favourite examples of Eco Friendly Bamboo product design, we thought it would be interesting to revisit this topic. But this time we wanted to concentrate on product conceptualisation, as these products focus more on the design than commercialisation. These are Products which have design purity and are likely to dictate and shape the future of what is possible in the world of design and manufacture -the packaging design on ahlidesain.com
Oftentimes, packaging is single use, We think there is some significant opportunity using our material for multi-use packaging. For one, the fiber in coconut husks is high in lignin, a material with natural burn resistance. While that’s a positive quality for packaging and other products, it’s a negative when it comes to disposing of coconut shells. While Whole Tree provides all the research, licensing and marketing, Compadre is handling the design, testing and engineering of the packaging.
With this collaboration, Compadre will incorporate the use of Whole Tree’s technology of a natural fiber composite material made in part from coconut fiber. The material is strong and stiff, which allows Compadre to form the material into various shapes for packaging applications. When molded, the material is called Coir Form.
The Coconut – Nature’s Best Packaging Design
The humble and tropically ubiquitous coconut, besides producing one of the tastiest cocktail starters out there (mmmm…..piña coladas!), is one the best package design solutions for a perishable food item ever designed by nature. Not only do coconuts survive falling from heights of 50 feet to the ground (landing on anything from cushy golf courses to lava rock), but they often travel thousands of miles via ocean waves, still perfectly protected. Viable Caribbean coconuts, which are the seeds of the Coconut palm, have been found as far north as Norway, which is why the tree has propagated so successfully from 26 latitude North to 26 degrees latitude South. Unusual and Creative Coconut Packaging Design was created by the philosophy
The waterproof, super tough coco-container is impervious to hard knocks, salt and heat, and it keeps its electrolyte-rich interior water fresh and coconut meat cargo protected and ready-to-consume (or take root and grow). All of this in a totally biodegradable package produced with free energy from the sun, water and (sometimes minimal) locally available soil nutrients.
This is just one example of a packaging ‘problem’ that nature has solved so well, while we have…plastic, which is made from nonrenewable petroleum products, pollutes air and water when it’s made (including our food supply ), takes thousands (and thousands) of years to degrade, and then just ends up breaking into bits, not actually breaking down. Plastic even pollutes when it’s recycled! (Though yes, it’s still better to throw it in the blue bin than in the trash).
Coconut Soy Candle
Coconuts are a natural fruit produced in tropical areas of the world. We have researched and developed a method to harvest and create coconut candles using the coconut shells as holders. Just like all our wood products, our coconut is furniture grade and natural.
We are currently perfecting the process of including our essential oil scents. We are also currently researching 100% natural dyes such as paprika and algae which can be used to dye soy wax naturally.
Our coconut scented candles will be 100% soy wax candles, each hand processed. We expect that this product will be available by the end of the January.
BsaB Coconut Candles are individually handpoured and hand sanded. Unlike many coconut candles on the market each of our coconut candles will be only the highest quality and consistancy. Our coconut candles also float and can be used in tubs, ponds or water features. They are a wonderful way to lighten the mood of any gathering.
Let me introduce you to ‘Zipper coconuts’ These coconuts zip open & make for the sexiest gift wrapping/packaging. In Indian coconuts are big on auspicious occasions. This coming diwali, put a tiny Ganesh idol in this cushioned in marigolds & no one will forget this gift in a hurry! Product from Loose Ends (India) This is a great green gift packaging in the form of ‘coconut zipper’. Open the zip put your delicate of surprises in and be sure it is going to reach intact! Recycle green too! What you say?
Half Shell coconuts – fully customized to your design needs. The half shell size is only 4 to 5 inches. Postage is much cheaper than our full size coconuts because they weigh less than a pound with box and packaging.They can ship via First Class versus Priority mail – to most destinations this only takes one day longer. Purchase unpainted hollow shells for $1.50 each for crafts or have your party goers paint coconuts for a unique activity. Great for kids too. Blank coconut product orders will ship the next business day following receipt and processing of your order. Get green with eco-friendly Hand Painted Coconut Half Shells gifts, invitations and sales promotions
The hawaiian experience the revitalization of a Hawaiian sea salt scrub. Sea Salt is a rich source of minerals and excellent for exfoliation and detoxification. Our mineral rich Pacific Sea Salt Scrub combines Hawaiian Sea Salt, Deep Sea Minerals and organic Lehua honey to gently soothe and soften your skin. They brand on spa and body products strengthen by the packaging, it’s clever ways to embed the coconut into the philosophy.
Hand carved soap flowers in decoratively styled Asian design coconut wood containers. Your customers will marvel at the intricate worksmanship of the soap flowers and the stylish design of the container. This carved soap flower is a decorative item, not intended for use as a soap
Not actually a packaging, but since we talk about coconut for eco friendly i consider that this beautiful bowl is good to be shown here. These amazing coconut shell bowls are fromBambu and coconut, a company that makes contemporary products using eco-friendly and renewable materials. packaging design on ahlidesain.com
Marrying contemporary colors and shapes with traditional craftsmanship with natural and renewable resources, bambu presents a collection of unsurpassed quality and modernity of bowls made from bamboo strips and coconut shells. Every bowl is hand produced requiring numerous steps to complete. Finally, a food-safe natural lacquer is applied, creating a beautiful, durable waterproof finish accented in a modern and fresh color range.
bambu’s own color palette in matte finish.
Natural lacquer creates a durable waterproof finish.
Food-safe. Suitable for both hot and cold foods.
Cleans easily with warm soapy water or damp cloth.
Each coconut bowl is unique. Their irregularity is a part of their charm and appeal. Our ‘Coco’ Bowls go through a similar multi-step preparation process as our coiled bamboo. bambu Coconut Bowls are tested and approved for food appropriateness.
Coconut Milk and seal packaging concept. yeah, still in concept (keep in mind on that)… This concept was so simple and creative, i dunno that it can be in mass production as sustainable packaging industry or not. But it does creative like I say.