Many packaging designers have broken their heads on getting a spoon integrated in the pack to support our 'on the go' lifestyles. The industrial design company Inveratek now launched an interesting alternative, whether you eat with or without spoon, it's up to you - which is probably the best of it all.
Inveratek's CEO Paul Adams notes: "It can be manufactured on existing form fill seal or pre-forming equipment and requires no special tooling or materials. In fact CrushPak's unique design means less plastic can be used than a conventional container, up to 36% less."
Fonterra (their New Zealand licensee) is currently surprising the locals with this packaging innovation. Inveratek also licenses major manufacturers in US and Europe, so probably coming soon to a supermarket near you.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.