Sport has become a greater part of our lifestyle than ever before. This impression is reinforced by the countless images and videos in social media networks such as Instagram, YouTube or Facebook: A selfie during a stretching exercise on a sunny morning in the park, a mirror image taken during a workout, or an action camera recording of a wild snowboard ride. It is difficult to say whether people are more active today than they were a few years ago, but exercise certainly is enjoyed differently and truly celebrated now. And the latest functional clothing in trending colours, accessories such as designer drink bottles, electronic gadgets and phone apps have all rocketed. The Ludavi drinks bottle is the ideal new companion for all sports fans. Made of the transparent trogamid terra biopolymer by Evonik Industries, its high-quality material makes it virtually indestructible. The Ludavi bottle is made from Evonik’s Trogamid Terra, a transparent microcrystalline polyamide made with more than 50 percent renewable raw materials, such as palm kernel and coconut oil.
"The material needs to be not just healthful to people but also to the earth.”
Evonik ( @Evonik ) has partnered up with Taiwanese company Sungo to create a lightweight and practical sports bottle. High-quality design with convenient features and an innovative material concept is the big picture of LudaviI. The product’s simple, high-class appearance is a perfect fit for exercise and business environments alike.
For lifestyle product manufacturers such as the Taiwanese company Sungo, the current trend is exciting and challenging at the same time. “It is no longer sufficient to offer functional design products,” says Ken Lu, General Manager at Sungo. “Products have to tell an emotional story to be successful in the marketplace. You have to create the so-called ‘big picture’ for every product.”
“Philosophically we want to create a drink bottle with a soul of love, which means the material needs to be not just healthful to people but also to the earth,” said Lu. Sungo.
For this reason, Evonik have taken into consideration the performance of the bottle in different countries and cultures. In Asia for example, many people drink hot beverages, so the material has been tested to be as good in boiling-hot conditions, and quite chemically stable for all kinds of beverages. The specialty chemical company from Germany is the perfect partner when it comes to mechanically stable plastics that are resistant to heat and chemicals as well as environmentally friendly.
“The combined properties of appearance and environmental aspects set our materials apart,” says Dr. Alexander Richter, head of the Consumer Goods market segment at Evonik. “Thanks to our many years of experience in the area of high-performance polymers, we are able to develop plastics with specific characteristics for our customers. We are, so to speak, architects of polymer design.”
Trogamid Terra by Evonik was ultimately the material of choice for the new Ludavi bottle. The plastic is lightweight and abrasion-proof as well as resistant to heat and chemicals. That makes Ludavi equally suitable to hold hot tea, carbonated sodas, and spritzers and helps the product withstand the mechanical stresses a drink bottle typically encounters in its life cycle. Evonik kept its focus on environmental properties from the start of the development: TrogamidTerra is a transparent microcrystalline polyamide made with more than 50 percent renewable raw materials such as palm kernel and coconut oil.
With its green lifestyle approach, Sungo has created optimal conditions for establishing Ludavi as a popular product in sports departments, which combines all desirable properties of a drink bottle and appeals to health-conscious, environmentally aware, and fashion-minded shoppers alike.
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