How to Design Sustainable Plastic Products
Plastic is almost everywhere, from packaging materials to electronics. Considering ecological aspects in product design has become increasingly important as companies strive to meet the requirements of sustainable development.
The versatility of plastics provides a wide range of options for manufacturing various products, but it also challenges designers to choose the right material for each purpose. Plastic properties, durability, usability, and recyclability emerge as increasingly significant factors in the design process. The role of design agencies in supporting companies with plastic solutions is growing.
A solid understanding of plastics ensures an excellent end result
Factors influencing the design of plastic products include the required durability and usability of the final product, as well as the characteristics of plastic materials. A single product may contain various plastic components, such as fasteners, shells, and buttons.
Our knowledge of plastics ensures that each plastic component is optimized perfectly, both in terms of its material and shape. We consider the product’s usability in various extreme conditions, such as cold or hot environments. We design plastic products to be practical, functional, and reliable.
One example of product reliability is the Mirion Radiation Dose Meter that we designed for real-time measurement of radiation exposure.
Successful mold design ensures efficient production
In our model workshop, we implement diverse projects that involve developing mechanics and building models to ensure the manufacturability of the product. If necessary, we also participate in mold design to ensure efficient production, high quality, and durability of the products.
Responsibility as a part of design
At Edea, we emphasize the functionality, durability, and longevity of the final product. In design, we always consider the maintainability and replaceability of components. We strive to support our clients in alternative solutions to ensure that product development aligns with the principles of sustainable development.