TECOS, LIFE CEPLAFIB and Ulla Labs add value to smart drinking water reminders

TECOS Slovenian Tool and Die Development Center integrates R&D projects and our industrial project development for industry.

In one of most recent case studies, we presented the development of the ULLA – Smart Hydration Reminder. We linked the project of Ulla Labs with another project we coordinating - LIFE CEPLAFIB, thus implementing the first replicable project that introduces recycled CEPLAFIB materials into innovative hi-tech products.

In January 2020, CEPLAFIB established a joint cooperation with Slovenian company Ulla Labs – the brand owner of smart and engaging contemporary wellness tool, entitled as simple as Ulla, that helps people to live a healthier life. Ulla employs drink detection, ambient and proximity technologies, and reminds, even motivates people to hydrate regularly with a subtle yet effective visual alert. They say water is life, motivation is what gets you started, and habit is what keeps you going. A joint partnership follows the same vision, by firmly believing that Ulla, the hydration coach, is the missing link between all three.

TECOS CEPLAFIB ULLA

 

This replication project was realized with the contribution of the LIFE Programme of the European Union.

Ulla is originally made of virgin plastic materials. With a common vision to introduce more environmentally friendly materials and to implement the circular economy with 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) prefix, a new alliance was born between Ulla Labs and CEPLAFIB Consortium. We jointly created the first Ulla, that is 100% made of recycled post-consumer plastic and waste paper. With a proper ratio of composite components, i.e. recycled plastics and newsprint fibres, it is possible to improve the modulus of elasticity of the material by up to 210 %, while the strength is simultaneously increased by 40%.

This limited promo edition of all recycled Ulla’s was created through the LIFE CEPLAFIB initiative to demonstrate the cross-sectoral applicability of these new materials, which proves a lower environmental footprint, tends towards the plastic waste reduction, and promote the reuse of discarded plastic and paper.

TECOS has been successfully cooperating with Slovenian companies for over 25 years and is also recognized within Europe. It is involved in all branches of the manufacturing industry, specializing in the design, optimization and development of (mainly plastic) parts, processes, materials and the entire production system and its individual assemblies. It offers integrated solutions to companies from different industries - turnkey projects in product development, which include product design based on an idea, advanced computer-aided analysis (from mechanical, thermal calculations to various technological simulations, such as plastic injection moulding simulations), prototyping, small-scale and batch production of plastic components, component measurements and reverse engineering and installation of batch production processes. For more information on TECOS engineering services, visit HERE.

 

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