Noble and sustainable cases made of vulcanised fibre
Leather, plastic and light metals - a wide variety of materials are used for suitcases that pollute the environment. Because even the best suitcase ends up in the rubbish at some point. There, however, plastics in particular do not decompose and contribute to our global waste problem. In addition, other aspects such as animal welfare are becoming increasingly important for many consumers. Or to put it briefly: ecologically safe products are in vogue.
Finite raw materials, growing mountains of waste
Our raw materials such as metals and crude oil, which serves as the basis for plastics, are not only finite, but their extraction is associated with great dangers for people and the environment. Oil disasters, for example, have made the headlines several times in the recent past and are causing many consumers to rethink. But the growing problem of waste and especially plastics has also reached the attention of the general public. Plastics decompose very slowly in nature and remain there for hundreds of years.
Worse still, natural processes produce dangerous microplastics that can also penetrate human organisms. Nevertheless, such materials have so far been indispensable for producing, for example, lightweight yet robust and visually high-quality travel suitcases - or so it seems. But there is an alternative that was already created over a hundred years ago.
Suitcases made of vulcanised fibre were already popular over 100 years ago
Suitcases made of vulcanised fibre were already being produced at the end of the 19th century and enjoyed great popularity at the time. They were clearly superior to suitcases made of other materials in terms of robustness and production costs. There was also another aspect: vulcanised fibre looks extremely noble. Not without reason, even decorative lampshades were made of the material at the same time. This made suitcases made of vulcanised fibre just the thing for travelling in style and practicality while safely stowing one's belongings.
Vulcanised fibre for the sustainable suitcase
Even today, the vulcanised fibre case offers numerous advantages: Vulcanised fibre is made of the renewable raw materials cotton linter and cellulose and even decomposes in home compost without leaving any residue, so there is no waste problem, unlike with conventional suitcases. Nevertheless, the material can be punched and folded, is extremely robust and light. By applying water-repellent substances, which are also biodegradable, the material is also made weather-resistant. It thus meets all the requirements for the production of practical travel cases for modern, environmentally conscious buyers. But buyers with an affinity for design also get their money's worth, as vulcanised fibre SAVUTEC can be dyed and a very high-quality look can be achieved through structural embossing. In particular, people who like a retro look will find suitcases made of vulcanised fibre very appealing. Of course, modern designs can also be realised with this versatile material.
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With our SAVUTEC vulcanised fibre, we offer you an innovative raw material with outstanding qualities - both in terms of material properties and its environmental friendliness. Together with you, we develop your product idea to market maturity. Thanks to its amazing material properties, vulcanised fibre is suitable for a wide range of different products and concepts. Would you like to learn more? Then get in touch with our innovation experts.
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