Now completely made of cardboard - sporting goods sustainable packaging from corrugated board
THE HEAD RADICAL TOUR PICKLEBALL SET. Also sets the standard in terms of sustainable
packaging - now made entirely of cardboard.
Pickleball is the trendy sport of the hour, and HEAD has created a set that will delight all pickleball enthusiasts. The HEAD Radical Tour Pickleball Set consists of two rackets
Rackets, two pickleballs and innovative new packaging made from recycled cardboard. This product not only provides a great experience for its users, but also sets an
example of sustainable packaging in the sports industry.
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a trendy sport with rackets and a ball. It is a combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis combined in one game. The game is played on
badminton court with a lower net, and the rackets are much larger than in table tennis; pickleballs fly slower than their counterparts - they reach only about a third of the normal speed of a tennis ball.
normal speed of a tennis ball.
The HEAD Radical Tour Pickleball Set is the perfect way to join this trendy sport.
What is the HEAD Radical Tour Pickleball Set?
The HEAD Radical Tour Pickleball Set is a great option for players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. The set includes two high-quality aluminum rackets and
Two official pickleballs with a unique design that improves spin and accuracy while playing. The set also comes with a carry bag that makes it easy to transport to the next game.
next game easier.
Experience in racket making & racket building for more than 50 years.
Previously primarily involved in the development of skis, HEAD has also been manufacturing tennis rackets since the late 1960s. The Head-sponsored professional tennis player Arthur Ashe won the 1975
the 1975 Wimbledon tournament with a HEAD tennis racket.
Recognizing and redefining trends in the sports segment is a core competence of HEAD. With its experience in racket making, HEAD has now further developed the Radical Tour Pickleball Set.
This set consists of two Radical Pro pickleball rackets with a Head grip for more control and comfort and two outdoor pickleballs. The HEAD Radical Tour Pickleball
Set is perfect for beginners as well as experienced players who want to improve their game. It includes two graphite composite racquets with a textured surface that
offers excellent grip.
Innovation challenge accepted - also in sustainable packaging:
HEAD Sport GmbH commissioned us to develop sustainable packaging made entirely of cardboard - for the Radical Tour Pickleball Set. The challenge
was to replace existing materials of the previous packaging, such as metal and plastic, with cardboard, while at the same time improving the stiffness, visibility and fixation of the product within the packaging.
visibility and fixation of the product within the packaging.
In addition, the packaging design had to provide a secure hold so that the rackets remain in their respective places even after transport, e.g. when they are placed on the sales shelf in the
The insert had to be very stable and yet easy to assemble. In order to meet these requirements, a tear-resistant cardboard sleeve and an easy-to-fit insert with a
Eurohole flap for opening with a single-color print sustainably implemented directly on the cardboard. This type of packaging can help reduce waste going to landfills
and encourage users to think more consciously about their environmental impact when buying products.
The advantages of using only one raw material for packaging are manifold
Using only one raw material, such as cardboard, has the advantage of promoting sustainability and helping to reduce environmental impact by avoiding unnecessary waste
and the consumption of non-renewable resources. In addition, cardboard is a lightweight material that is also incredibly strong and durable.
Finally, the use of only one material means that fewer components are involved in production, which significantly reduces assembly time and makes it easier for manufacturers to
and faster for manufacturers to assemble the final product.
Sustainability becomes mainstream
The HEAD Radical Tour Pickleball Set is just one example of how sustainability can be incorporated into sporting goods without sacrificing quality or comfort. By setting this
standard in sustainability, we hope to inspire other brands in the sports industry to follow suit and make sustainability mainstream across all sectors.
We are convinced that this kind of innovation can have a significant long-term impact on our planet - and that is worth celebrating!
Why people prefer to buy sporting goods with cardboard packaging instead of plastic packaging
In 2023, many people will prefer to choose cardboard packaging instead of plastic packaging when buying sporting goods. The reason for this is that cardboard packaging offers
advantages in various areas. Firstly, the manufacturing process of carton packaging is more energy efficient and produces less waste than the production of
plastic packaging. For another, cardboard packaging is more durable and better protects the contents from external influences.
In addition, carton packaging can be easily recycled, making it a more environmentally friendly option than plastic. Cost-efficiency also plays a role: cartonboard is the least expensive
compared to other common packaging materials.
In addition, a survey in the U.S. shows that 78% of Americans trust a company more that uses paper packaging instead of plastic packaging. As a result, many customers
prefer to choose products with reduced paper packaging, as this conveys more trustworthiness to them than products in plastic packaging. Overall, the choice of packaging made from
cardboard packaging offers both practical and environmental benefits compared to plastic packaging and is therefore the preferred choice for many people.
Despite its rising popularity, pickleball still has room for growth - especially when it comes to sustainable practices in the sports industry. Fortunately, the
HEAD Radical Tour Pickleball Set is here to lead the way in terms of eco-friendly packaging solutions. Not only does it provide a fantastic experience for its users,
but also sets an important example for sustainability in sports products. We hope that this product will inspire others in the industry to take similar steps to
Sustainability into the mainstream in all sectors.
Sustainable packaging made entirely of cardboard; stability; visibility; fixation; orderly shelves; banding; single color printing; easy to assemble insert; eurohole flap, sustainable
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