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Grind Thermal Containers

Grind thermos keeps your food and water fresh and insulated.

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This flask is created as a personal container which will help reduce our dependence on plastic water bottles. Stylish, portable, handy bottle flasks with thermal insulation will keep all your liquids at the required temperature and make this your perfect travel companion.

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Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Flashings
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

The product is made of layered materials. Layered Foam and fluff will surround the metal housing which will hold the liquid and these foam sheets will act as thermal insulators. Rubber granules, out-soles and flashing's form the grip layer which also acts as insulation and sweat proofing for the container. The rubberized surface improves sturdiness and makes it drop proof. The strap of the thermos will be made from scrap leather and textile cutouts.

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What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

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

Travelers, Hospitals and health institutions and any individual who is forced to buy bottled mineral water, needs a GRIND flask. Grind Flask makes it easy to carry food and water and to keep it warm and fresh for long duration's.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

The product aims to tell a story of a better future, and to create one in the process. Grind thermos will be manufactured in collaboration with container and thermal-ware companies. The products main objective is to create awareness and action in terms of how using your own bottles can significantly cut down, plastic waste creation. The flask will firstly cater to the need sectors where insulated containers are necessary. Collaborations with health-centers, will be a part of this. The next round is personal containers, which will be marketed and sold online and in major brand outlets. Production based in rural areas will ensure usage by them and help improve availability. At the end of the product life all the materials used initially can be easily recovered. The challenge is to get users to invest in the one-time bottle rather than cheap plastic bottled water. Large scales for corporations or institutions will be acquired siting the bra

How is your idea innovative?

Although there is no unavailability of thermal flasks, the Idea of creating such a design lies in the meaning it wants to convey. I believe stories sells products and create change and adding a fresh perspective to personal containers and bottles rather than disposable ones will create the nudge required. More than just a flask it is a new life to materials and stops plastic from going to landfills. In terms of design the bottle is sturdy and has a good grip while being stylish and ergonomic

What inspired this idea?

So many recycled and recovered materials are available and still we choose to mine or process newer, virgin materials. I want to give life and meaning to things which were once thought to be dead in some way or the other.

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

I am Sooraj S.S, a student from N.I.D, Ahmedabad. Being a product Design student helped me learn a lot about the effects, our consumerist society has caused to our planet and our mindsets. I aim to create small nudges towards change and betterment.

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