We connect brands with the world’s most innovative, sustainable materials, and establish a direct contact with manufacturers.
Our teams’ knowledge of industries, materials, and applications help identify and discover new alternatives outside of your direct industry.
We monitor 75+ trends and topics that influence industries and decision makers to help you stay ahead of the curve and better prepare for the future.
We’ll help you find future-proof solutions faster.
Expect some great new sources of recycled materials, as well as some interesting takes on the circular economy. Beyond the PU and PVC plastic versions, we are seeing an amazing range in vegan leather alternatives such as apple peel and leaves - the bio revolution continues with new plastics and foams made from algae and bacteria. When we thought light couldn’t get any more customizable, new ultra-small printed LEDs and color-changing materials show a new driving force in product development.
High-tech and innovative materials are always a draw, but consumers are also becoming increasingly selective about purchases, demanding information about what a product is made from and how it impacts the planet. Materials made from waste sources, such as ocean plastics or those that help marginalized communities, can enhance a product’s value through storytelling.
How do we maintain the important factors of packaging protection, such as shelf presence and information delivery, with an ethical end-of-life story? Easily recyclable solutions that safely break down in the environment, or that can provide a viable second life as storage, are now as essential for consumers as the need to protect and present the product well.