What is Mixcycling®?
Mixcycling® srl is an innovative R&D start-up that researches and develops innovative materials by exploiting the properties of vegetable fibres derived from production waste, and then merges them with polymers from renewable organic resources, —recycled or virgin—, through an innovative patent-pending process. Livingcap is the exclusive partner of Mixcycling for cosmetics packaging.
The aim is to reduce the polymeric component significantly, therefore offering a sustainable and concrete alternative. This aim fits Livingcap's own goal to produce packaging that is inspired by nature.
Are there different blends?
There are various different options. Organic scraps from wood shavings, rice husks, Pergamino (coffee waste), grape waste... Different options are better suited to different products.
How does it benefit Livingcap's cosmetic packaging?
Mixcycling promotes a new bio-economy model by creating a community for those who want to develop sustainable products “ad hoc” with sustainable bio-based materials. Many beauty companies are looking for ways to highlight their 'green' credentials so our innovative packaging in combination with Mixcycling's innovative material facilitates brand new opportunities for brands.
Can it be used for other markets?
It can be used for durable products (e.g. automotive, interior design, etc.), food or beverage, or smart components (e.g.: agribusiness, e-devices, etc.) because of its appealing look, suitability for high-level design applications and natural soul. It's also pleasant on the eye, pleasant to touch and especially respectful of our planet.
Save the planet... With style!
Very often we come across packs for cosmetics made of sustainable, biodegradable or bio-based materials that are aesthetically anonymous or rough. In these cases sustainability is justly a priority, but at the expense of aesthetics and design. But why should sustainability exclude beauty? Sustainability is beauty.
Rice: a concentration of health, beauty and sustainability
It is well known that rice is one of the most consumed foods and that its whole version is a real nutritional panacea: a treasure trove of fibres, minerals and phytonutrients. Today numerous cosmetic companies use ingredients derived from this cereal, such as rice bran oil or rice starch, for their cosmetic formulas for skincare and hair care products.
From PACK to imPACKt in business
When it comes to packaging, we focus on materials, shape, performance and costs. At Livingcap these dimensions are part of a broader vision, framed as a real IMPACKT EXPERIENCE, because every luxury packaging project must be conceived, right from the start, according to the impact it can generate - including the impact on the brand image, consumer perception, sales and on the planet.
Circular design in the packaging of perfume
When we buy a perfume, the first approach is assigned to the packaging which, involving and attracting all the senses, has the task of revealing to us the fragrance’s character and the experience it’s going to offer us. Each element of the packaging plays an essential role...
Livingcap becomes a benefit company!
Livingcap has become a benefit company! This means that Livingcap is committed to acting for the common benefit in different fields. Besides carrying on our respectful attitude for the environment by choosing low impact materials for our projects and collaborating with partners sharing our philosophy and values, we are planning more initiatives.
An easy solution to the circular economy
Generally the circular economy is defined as an economic system of production and consumption, which involves sharing, reusing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. How does Livingcap contribute to such a virtuous system?
Livingcap, Mixcycling and the SID collaboration
Recently, delegates from Livingcap spent some time with the students of SID (Scuola Italiana Design) in Padua. It is always incredibly exciting to see the first creative output from students at this school! And this time it was even more interesting because the topic of their study was very stimulating!
Sughera Avalon - when beauty and comfort meet
Among all amazing articles developed with our partner Corpack Gmbh, the compact Avalon Sughera is undoubtedly our favourite one! We love it because besides being beautiful, it is really comfortable: its surface is soft and velvety, it doesn’t slip from your hands or from the surface where it lays.
- Jo Webb
- Created 29 Apr 2021
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