Mycelium Packaging

Grown has created a standard product range that is constantly growing, but we also manufacture products for your specifics wishes.

The functions of mycelium-based products are ideal for packaging applications. First, the products have high shock resistance and a good protective value. We can design packaging for a great range for shape alternatives. Besides protective and versatile in shape, mushroom packaging is also a super insulation product. It keeps warm products warm, and cool products cool.

Special packaging

How do we create a new packaging?

Step 1: tell us what you want. We prefer to have an actual sample of the product, your existing protective packaging, and the box around it. Plus a drawing with the dimensions and the weekly volumes. If you have no packaging yet, we’ll design something stunning together!

Step 2: we will make  a render, which can be a copy of your current packaging. But where possible we try to incorporate improvements. Last but not least we always try to design the packaging for a ‘second life’. That means it can become a bowl, a coaster, a vase, a puzzle etc. Making one render usually costs between €100 and €200. In this stage we can give you a rough estimate of the cost of your new packaging.

Step 3: we will make the mould, usually with a  3D printer but sometimes even handmade or vacuum formed.

Step 4: Then we fill the mould and grow your first prototype. Making a prototype will cost between €400 and €800. At this stage we can quote you an exact price.

Step 5: you decide on giving a go or a no-go.

A mycelium product grows in 5 days and dries in 2 days. That means that with one mould, we make 1 product per week, 52 per year. With 20 moulds … Well, you get it.

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