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ZIL Tech (Zip-lock Lid)

Zip your cup

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Idea Title

ZIL Tech

Idea Summary

We reliably keep your drinks.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

As far as we use plastic liner inside cup, we can eliminate lid from the construction of the cup. How we will do it - by implementation of Zip locker. Plastic details can be welded to each other without any gaps, providing impermeability.

Amount of plactic which used in production of Zip Lock is significatly lower. That's why it impact directly to ecology.

Possible combining with separating plastic and paper layers can multiply sustainability of this solution. After separation both material are recycled and are forwarded to reuse.

The clasp allows you to quickly and tightly close the package with the product. It saves your beverage from spill and cooling.

The packaging is aesthetically pleasing. Design of the cup can be modified. What is essential - principle.

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Cup Lids

How is your concept recoverable?

Present solution reduces the amount of usable plastic in construction of the cup. By collaboration with other sustainable ideas effect can be increased. Recycling is considered.

How have you incorporated additional sustainability attributes (beyond recoverability) into your solution?

It decreases wasting of plastic in general saving the functionality of lid. Economically sustainable solution for disposable or reusable cup production.

What regions do you plan to address with your solution (and how will you accomplish this)?

All regions. It is universal decision, because cooling and spill issues exist everywhere where is liquid.

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Manufacturing companies will directly reduce the material costs per coffee cup. Consumers will appreciate the convenience, simplicity and reliability of the design. Using ZIL tech is intuitively clear to people who have ever used such type of lock.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

What are the biggest challenges you are facing today? What are existing gaps in your solution?

R&D support on this stage.

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Materials and Technical Development
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Fundraising / Finance

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

Master student in LUT University (Mechatronic System Design, Technological Machines and Equipment). I am keen on difficult technological and business cases.

In what city are you located?

Lappeenranta

In what country are you located?

Finland

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

Top Idea will give new opportunities and push this project to the reality. The main goal is to establish new company with new designed equipment for this product or modernization of existing facilities. Compiling with other ideas also is considered to make more global innovation in this area.

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • Other

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Photo of Irina Ankudinova
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Brilliant in simplicity! I see so much potential in the zip locks!