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About Verpackungszentrum Graz : The Austrian based trading company VERPACKUNGSZENTRUM GRAZ is a family enterprise which has specialised on biogenic packaging. Since more than 20 years Verpackungszentrum Graz has invested in research into new packaging alternatives: BIO NET PACKAGING MADE FROM CELLULOSE in cooperation with textile engineers, PLANT DYED NET PACKAGING in cooperation with the Institute of Textile Chemistry of the University Innsbruck / Austria, ALGINSULATE FOAMS MADE FROM SEA ALGAE and BIOPOLYMERS MADE FROM ACRICULTURAL WASTE MATERIALS in cooperation with the University of Technology Graz / Austria.
Inh. Susanne Meininger e.U.
Company director, chief executive 10-50 employees Management, direction
Training for druggist
R & D Projects for biogenic packaging materials since 20 years: Foams made from algae, biopolymers made from agricultural waste materials, bio net packaging made from natural fibres. Cooperation with universities and engineers.
2000 "transpackaging", Gallery of the Minoriten Cultural Centre, Graz / Austria
1994, "Packaged in Nature", CA-BV Vienna
1999, "Sustainable Development Research - Ecodesign", University of Amsterdam
2000, "En quete d´objects", Centre Pompidou Paris
2000, "World Exhibition Hanover", Austrian Pavilion
2004, "You consume, you decide", "Ethical Bank", Forum Barcelona
1998 - 2006 "Design Now. Austria", international touring exhibition
2006 "Re_Cycle", Design Forum Vienna
since 2012 "Skin - Material Future", international touring exhibition
2013 "Riding the Crest of the Wave - Material Inspiration from the Sea", Skin Gallery London
2014 ÖGUT Environmental Award
2013 International Materialica Design + Technology Award, Best of CO2
2013 Fast Forward Award
2013 Fibre plus
2013 Energy Globe Styria Award
2012 "Exemplary Packaging Solution", Austrian State Prize
2012 Daphne Award for Environmental Technologies in Bronze
2007 Creative Graz Award
2006 International RIO-Award in Silver
2004 Trigos (CSR)
2001 Austrian Eco Design Award
1994 Top Young Manager of the Year
see media documentation on our website
2001, "ZOO - THE BEST IN CREATIVITY", page 276, Will Gombertz, Eliza Williams, London / Great Britain
2007, "ULTRA MATERIALS - HOW MATERIALS INNOVATION IS CHANGING THE WORLD", page 197, George M. Beylerian and Andrew Dent, Bradley Quinn, New York / USA, ISBN 978-0-500-51382-8
2010, "MATERIAL REVOLUTION - SUSTAINABLE MULTI-PURPOSE MATERIALS FOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE", page 41-42, Sascha Peters, Basel / Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-0346-0575-5
2010, "MADE OF... NEW MATERIALS FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN", page 219, Christiane Sauer, Berlin / Germany, ISBN 978-3-89955-293-5
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Eco World Styria
2014 Museum for Applied Arts Vienna / Austria
REWE Austria, HOFER (Aldi Austria)
Awards received by Verpackungszentrum Graz
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