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Design Challenge 2 - Paper-based parcel with thermal protection


To develop a fully paper-based parcel with thermal protection for chocolate (as an example of temperature sensitive product) for use in the eCommerce sales channel.

Temperature sensitive products needs to be packaged in a way that enables temperature control e.g. keeping the temperature low through transport (approx. 6 hours). Current solutions are in most cases made with multiple materials, such as EPS or cool packs, which makes the final parcel difficult if not impossible to recycle for consumers. The challenge is to find a sustainable solution that will deliver the required temperature control but is renewable and kerbside recyclable (in paper recycling system), ideally using wood fibre. Concepts can use various types, shapes and forms of paper-based materials (think of paper, corrugated, carton, honeycomb, pulp).