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Low-emission “anti-fogging” bags

Consciously selecting materials

The term “emission” is one we come across almost every day: the press often reports on emissions of CO2 damaging the environment. But what does low-emission mean when it comes to bags?

Recognising and avoiding emissions

In bags, emissions occur in the form of evaporations. The materials themselves, dyes, softeners or even fabric coatings such as PU or PVC all contain substances that can begin to evaporate as they age.

These material evaporations can vary widely in their quality and perceptibility. A common emission for new goods is their smell. Consumers will have experienced it: when a new product is unpacked, a kind of chemical smell is emitted. Many sources of these smells have been eliminated in recent years though constant tightening of the laws (REACH directive), but there are still some substances and materials that are legal and yet still have a smell.

Smell and anti-fogging

In some applications, however, the smell is very important, so it is important to avoid this emission. And emissions can also have another effect: the evaporations can fog up windows, allowing them to be absorbed into the human body through the airways and skin. Especially in sealed vehicle interiors, avoiding this fogging is very important.

That is why, when making individualized bags for the automotive industry, we set great store by anti-fogging. Examples include log folders for the MOT book and manual, as well as first aid bags. In addition, many companies have their own ideas about the permissible emissions of a ready-made bag, which may be based on marketing or health aspects.

Low-emission solutions that go beyond the standards

As a specialist for bags and backpacks, we are very familiar with the topic of emissions. We have broad-based expertise in the materials to be used, the statutory framework and the chemical conditions. As soon as we have clarified exactly what the customer wants, we develop specific solution options. The question of how a bag can be implemented individually, in line with customer requirements, with low emissions going beyond the legal framework, becomes a key part of the project.

Other areas relate to the possible areas in which the bag will be used, the type of use and the possible products or equipment that are to be packed and/or protected in the bag. After thoroughly examining all requirements and wishes, we begin implementing the bags. Specifically, this means producing both drawings and initial prototypes. The customer can use these to get an idea of the benefits of his bag or backpack. Once the prototypes have been approved, production can begin. Here we work with long-standing partners in Eastern Europe and Asia.

As well as conceptualising low-emission bags, building samples and production, we are also specialists in decoration (logo application) and logistical issues. Talk to us about what you need.

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