Landpack develops an eco-friendly alternative to styrofoam packaging

Munich, 28th Sep­tem­ber 2015 – The Munich-based engi­nee­ring com­pa­ny Land­pack has deve­lo­ped a new and eco­lo­gi­cal insu­la­ting pack­a­ging, among others for the ever-gro­wing online tra­de with gro­ce­ries. The Land­box® is made of the agri­cul­tu­ral bypro­duct straw and can be dis­po­sed of in your orga­nic was­te or gar­den. It is pro­du­ced cli­ma­te-neu­tral­ly and only needs a small amount of the ener­gy used to pro­du­ce sty­ro­foam, but at the same time comes with the same insu­la­ting power.

“The Land­box is the first, real alter­na­ti­ve to Sty­ro­foam regar­ding pack­a­ging,“, says exe­cu­ti­ve direc­tor Dr. Tho­mas Mai­er-Eschenlohr, “sin­ce online shops that are tra­ding goods that are sen­si­ti­ve to tem­pe­ra­tu­re and shock keep gro­wing, the stra­te­gi­cal impor­t­ance of eco-friend­ly and insu­la­ting pack­a­ging grows. The pack­a­ging also must be easi­ly dis­po­sed of, so the con­su­mer won’t have any extra work. Espe­cial­ly the boo­m­ing mar­ket of online gro­ce­ry shops has been wai­t­ing for a sus­tainab­le pack­a­ging solution.”

The Land­pack GmbH & Co. KG has been foun­ded in 2013 and deve­lo­ps and ope­ra­tes manu­fac­tu­ring faci­li­ties that pro­du­ce insu­la­ting pack­a­ging made of natu­ral fibers. The fibers are most­ly used in their pure form, low-ener­gy and after the methods of food engi­nee­ring. It’s Landpack’s goal to make some­thing new of a rare­ly used resour­ce: straw. Recent envi­ron­men­tal stu­dies show that of the around 30% occur­ring straw during har­ve­s­ting most can be used for other things without dama­ging the humus balan­ce. Dr. Tho­mas Mai­er-Eschenlohr says, “Straw is also an ide­al insu­la­ting mate­ri­al — hygie­nic, opti­cal­ly-plea­sing and fur­nis­hed with a high-tech bio­po­ly­mer structure.“

The used straw is deli­ve­r­ed by local far­mers under con­tract. Apart from grain yiel­ds, this also means an addi­tio­nal source of inco­me for them. Land­pack super­vi­ses the crops from cul­ti­va­ti­on to har­vest to gua­ran­tee ide­al quality.

An inter­na­tio­nal patent has been regis­tered for the pro­duct and the production.

Land­pack are col­la­bo­ra­ting with the Klin­ge­le Group, one of the lea­ding cor­ru­ga­ted card­board com­pa­nies, and offer their cus­to­mers a per­fect solu­ti­on, know-how and advice regar­ding the ship­ping of ref­ri­gera­ted goods.

The Land­box will be pre­sen­ted at the Klin­ge­le booth (Hall 7, Booth 138) during this year’s Fach­Pack (29.9.–1.10.2015, Nuremberg).

Press Con­ta­ct: Land­pack GmbH | Patri­cia Eschenlohr | Patricia.Eschenlohr(at)Landpack.de

About Land­pack
Land­pack® is loca­ted in Puch­heim, near Munich, and deve­lo­ps and ope­ra­tes manu­fac­tu­ring faci­li­ties to pro­du­ce inno­va­ti­ve insu­la­ted pack­a­ging on the basis of straw. The Land­box® is the first eco­lo­gi­cal insu­la­ted pack­a­ging that can be dis­po­sed of as bio­lo­gi­cal was­te. Its insu­la­ting per­for­mance is com­pa­ra­ble to Sty­ro­foam. Land­pack con­trols every step of the pro­cess, from plan­ting crops to the har­vest and up to their pro­ces­sing of straw and ensu­res con­stant quality.

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