Laminar - Reusable Toothpaste Tube
- Masterprojekt, Wintersemester 2019/2020
- Prof. Detlef Rhein
Material: aluminum and glass. Prototype Material: PVC-glass and carbon fiber reinforced ABS.
Laminar is a reusable toothpaste tube that can be infinitely refilled with your favorite toothpaste.
The tube is both fluoride and dishwasher safe and is designed to work as a traditional syringe. After you have emptied your tube, you take it to your local drug store or pharmacy, plug it into a refill station, and get your new toothpaste.
Over a billion plastic toothpaste tubes are thrown each year, many of them find their way into the ocean. While some brands are researching new recyclable materials, recycling plants still do not recycle any toothpaste tubes. Laminar brings toothpaste higher on the sustainability hierarchy, going from disposable to infinitely reusable.
Laminar also reduces the cost of toothpaste as it significantly cuts down packaging and transport. All the while keeping the same toothpaste volume and providing accessibility features such as grip options for smaller hands, no-grip wall mount for the elderly and disabled, and a foldable plunger for traveling.