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BMW’s Carbon Core body snares EuroCarBody Award 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Permalink

A car body construction that combines carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), auminum and steel has won the EuroCarBody Award 2015. Employed in the new BMW 7 Series, the Carbon Core body was given a rating of 41.87 out of 50 possible points – the best score ever to be obtained in the competition. The EuroCarBody Award is regarded as the world’s most important award for innovations in car body construction. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Easy vehicle access is standout theme at Tokyo Motor Show

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Permalink

The Tokyo Motor Show featured the latest and greatest in motor vehicles and components at the Big Sight venue from October 28 through November 8. Besides the usual array of high-performance vehicles and sometimes outlandish concept cars, one standout theme was vehicle accessibility, which is perhaps unsurprising given Japan’s rapidly aging population. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Product Design read more

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Sustainable, seaweed-based water bottles … you can eat?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Permalink

While plastic containers likely won’t be phased out anytime soon, there have been a few packaging trends that aim to help solve the plastic pollution problem—just try eating it. Yes, that’s right. Skipping Rocks Lab, a London-based start-up consisting of three industrial design students, has created a new kind of packaging made from seaweed that proposes an alternative to plastic bottles … and it’s edible. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Product Design read more

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Sustainable caskets designed for end of life

Monday, November 9th, 2015 | Permalink

When Marieke Havermans’ mother-in -law died, the family was given a catalog to browse through by the funeral home from which to choose the casket they wanted. “Each and every one of them was basically dark, ugly and too expensive. For the most part, they were made of particleboard that was lined with leak-proof paper—which was not what we were looking for,” she said. “Particleboard is a cheap construction material that emits formaldehyde. There’s no dignity in particleboard.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Starpack invites nominations for packaging awards program

Friday, May 8th, 2015 | Permalink

UK-based Starpack is inviting nominations for its annual industry awards program, which recognizes achievements in packaging in a broad range of categories. The entire packaging community is eligible to enter, but the packaging must be in commercial production, new to the market as of January 2104 and must be either researched, manufactured, sold, filled or designed in the United Kingdom. Here are some of the key categories: Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Product Design read more

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