Visy, Paintpac, 2014
The design brief highlights the opportunity to develop new applications for an innovative
liquid dispensing technology called Flair, (developed by Dutch company, Afa Dispensing Group.) Flair technology uses air pressure to dispense liquid of various viscosities, keeping the substance fresh in its packaging by minimizing oxygen degradation. The packaging is fully recyclable and minimizes liquid waste.
The team quickly spotted problems within paint packaging and dispensing and observed problems for DIY users particularly regarding the opening of the tin. Our final solution therefore is a more user centred design for paint packaging and dispensing.
Paintpac is a paint packaging solution, which includes a built in tray and fully recyclable outer packaging. When the tray is pressed with a roller, paint is dispensed directly into the tray, preventing mess, reducing waste and “taking the pain out of painting”.