Exploring the nature of packaging means taking a closer look at how life wraps, protects, contains, preserves, and even transports and communicates its pulsating creations, to discover how it has solved the problems faced by industrial packaging design:
What geometries allow better use of space and material? What are the lessons of chicken eggs or mollusc shells regarding impact protection? What do the wrappers of plant products like onions or ears of corn teach us about conserving hydration?
Or, what can we learn from the fact that in nature there is no waste since all its
designs are fully compostable and re-nurture the cycle from which they come?
From the first cell membrane to the complex tissue systems that shelter more developed specimens (such as plants and animals), the packages that permeate and sustain life are studied in detail in their functions, structures and properties, exposing in each case how these dimensions are integrated into a whole that guarantees the best protection and even facilitates the transport and communication of its delicate organic interiors.
Innovation that generates business results.
We focus our attention on solving real problems with unprecedent design solutions. Dehydration and proliferation of bacteria in fresh fruit and vegetables are two of the guidelines in our research and development.
Technology transfer – In this way, the research undertaken will confirm at every step the premise from which it starts, namely that nature is the best packaging designer, having produced packaging solutions that optimize available resources, minimizing waste material and energy used and maximizing the functional and structural efficiency of the result.
Likewise, natural casings are constitutively and integrally sustainable (100% recyclable and compostable) and many of them display sensory qualities such as textures, colours and aromas that communicate the state of the content and can also serve attraction or defence purposes.
In nature, packaging solutions are used only once. No natural packaging is used twice. On one condition, the materials must be biobased (natural materials) and 100% compostable.
Fulfilling these two requirements, for nature it is cheaper to manufacture a new package than to reuse it.
In turn, these needs are coupled with the challenges facing the packaging industry today, focused on developing sustainable packaging solutions that reduce material
use and energy expenditure, ensure their compatibility with human health and facilitate their reintegration both into the environment and into the industrial cycle itself.
Strong patent registration and manufacturing processes – In short, natural packaging not only performs the same functions as industrial invoice packaging – to contain, protect, preserve, transport and communicate – but they do so with exemplary effectiveness due to its economy of means, functionality and sustainability that very often far outweigh those of their industrial counterparts
We maintain a future-looking view, continuously expanding our patent estate.
We pursue a worldwide intellectual property strategy to protect our various technologies and their application. In brief, Bionlab´s core business is managing intangible assets and get the most benefits of it. For further information on patents and license agreements, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Communication – Research and development are reflected in publications and presentations of our projects and products.
The synthesis of the search and improvement routes are part of the know-how of our company, the documentation of the project developments in the DNA that makes the activity of our company unique.