Swedish research company Innventia teamed up with designers Anna Glansén and Hanna Billqvist from design agency Tomorrow Machine to develop a sustainable package customized for freeze-dried food.

The self-expanding instant food package combines different aspects of sustainability. It saves space in transportation by being compressed – at the same time as it is made out of a 100% biobased and biodegradable material, invented by Innventia.

When pouring hot water into the package the mechano-active material will react to the heat and transform from a compressed packaging to a serving bowl. This is the new generation of sustainable package design, using materials that are both smart and environmentally friendly.

Innventia is a world leader in research and development related to cellulose and has sustainability at the heart of everything they do. The purpose of the collaboration is to combine the knowledge of scientists and the creativity of designers, in order
to use the full potential of the new material and create the sustainable package design of tomorrow – today.