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Sustainable Packaging Alternatives for PE-foil

Request Number

NG_2017_0013_N_193
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Description

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

Background

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 30
Items to be submitted

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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Dezarae Carver
Request Number
NG_2017_0013_N_193
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