Status: Need is Closed

Sustainable Packaging Alternatives for PE-foil

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Nov 6, 2019

Siemens is seeking sustainable packaging materials to replace the PE -foil used for packing and protecting medium voltage switchgear and components.


In order to reduce the need and waste of plastic packing in their switchgear factory, Siemens is seeking a sustainable replacement for the existing PE-foil.

Currently, they are using PE-foil, PE-hoods and desiccant bags as protection during transportation and storing of switchgear and components. There is additional protection given by a wooden chest.


Key success Criteria
  • Must withstand direct rain for about 7 days
  • Must withstand humidity for greater 6 month
  • Must withstand sunlight for about 3 months
  • Must not degrade to microplastics
  • Must be suitable for handling between -25°c and +50°c
  • Should be heat-sealable
  • Ideally, should be biodegradable
  • Climate regulating (nice to have)
  • Inhibits corrosion (nice to have)
Possible Approaches

Siemens SWF is open to all solutions that meet all or partial success criteria.

Due Date
Oct 31, 2019
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We are looking for concise, non-confidential proposals. The proposal should:

  • Describe the technical approach
  • Provide information on the performance of the technology (if available)
  • Include a description of the responding organisation or team and their experience.

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