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Nonadhesion Technology: Yogurt Lid Licking Be Banished

Nonadhesion Technology: Yogurt Lid Licking Be Banished | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Part of the yogurt eating ritual has always been licking the food off the foil lid. Over the course of a year, the yogurt stuck to lids worldwide is equivalent to the volume consumed in Africa, according to a calculation by Toyo Aluminium. Morinaga Milk Industry is doing something about that: Its lids peel off clean with no stuck yogurt. The company uses a special lid developed in cooperation with Toyo Aluminium. It is based on a packaging technology Toyo calls "Toyal Lotus." The material's structural inspiration was the lotus leaf, which is famous for its ability to shed water and remain dry."

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Using Fungi to Grow Packaging Material

Using Fungi to Grow Packaging Material | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Biology is influencing design and Biomimicry in packaging is a science that studies nature's models and then uses these designs and processes to solve human problems.
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Biomimicry and The Gadget Gap

Biomimicry and The Gadget Gap | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Montana’s Whitebark pine trees look as if they were beaten down by the unforgiving conditions of the mountain environment they live in. And yet, they’ve inspired a water bottle design in Portugal."

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Sea Creatures Inspire Bottle Design

Sea Creatures Inspire Bottle Design | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Inspired by diatoms and radiolarians, a new bottle used biomimicry as a basis for its new design. [...] Carlos Rego, a designer with Logoplaste Innovation Lab in Portugal, has found functional patterns in nature that have added beauty to his designs for something as utilitarian as a bottle. Those same patterns added strength while decreasing weight — and therefore material — from those bottles. And recently, the organisms that inspired the company’s latest design may also benefit from it. This story is about learning from nature how to minimize materials while still providing needed strength, how to cooperate, and how to design to make products that are not just less harmful to life, but are also restorative."

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Vinicius Ferraz's curator insight, May 12, 2015 10:40 AM

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Why Sprint Turned to Biomimicry for Packaging Design

Why Sprint Turned to Biomimicry for Packaging Design | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"You can learn a lot from an armadillo. That’s what we found, despite watching new products and packaging launch every day, some with thousands of hours invested in research and development, many with significant sustainability improvements."

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Nature's Way With PET

Nature's Way With PET | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Using less material for PET bottles requires the construction of horizontal structures or ribs – the more you add, the stronger and lighter the bottle will be; however, the drawback of this recipe is that it ends with an industrial-looking bottle, where brand values become secondary. To depart from this route, Logoplaste Innovation Lab looked to Nature for inspiration. The Portugal-headquartered rigid plastic packaging manufacturer is perhaps the first to ever use biomimicry to design a PET bottle, and to tap AskNature, the website created by The Biomimicry Institute and the online inspiration source for the biomimicry community.

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