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Unique, sustainably produced packaging for unique, sustainable brands.

We have the know-how to fuse leading edge product design, emerging materials technologies and innovative manufacturing processes with human needs to create solutions that have an impact on everyday life.

Our work also impacts all life by helping to fund our giving.

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Custom designs, delivered how you like it.

We make it easy for you to create custom products that are unique to your brand and your operations. Whether it’s developing a new custom design made from rapidly renewable plant fibers or plant based plastic, our product development team is ready to make your ideas become reality.

Highlight your commitment to sustainability.

World Centric is committed to helping our customers develop their own compostable products that also show their commitment to sustainability. With decades of combined multidisciplinary and multi-industry experience, we have the skills and knowledge base to offer every service necessary to bring innovative, meaningful, user-centric and sustainable solutions to your products.

Popular areas of product development include:

  • Consumer food product packaging
  • Wine boxes and beer rings
  • Other foodservice items (muffin containers, bakery containers, etc.)
  • Medical disposables
  • Science lab disposables
  • Bags

Our process for development

Step 1: Determine which material will work for your products: fiber-based material or compostable plastics.

Fiber based: We work with bagasse (sugarcane fiber), bamboo and wheat straw. Fiber-based products are extremely durable and are an excellent, easily renewable substitute for wood-fiber paper products. They can handle hot liquids up to 190 F, and are freezer safe. There is no wax lining and products will have a smooth finish. We can even emboss your logo onto the finished product. Please see the Eco-Profiles page for more information on product specifications.

Compostable plastics: Our bags, utensils, clear cold containers are all made from certified compostable resins derived from plant starch/PLA. Compostable plastics for the most part mimic plastic properties but differ in a few properties. Color printing is an option. Please see the Bioplastics (PLA) page for more information on product specifications.

If you are not familiar with our products, we recommend you order sample packs of our fiber-based and corn starch/PLA products to test for compatibility with your project idea.

Step 2: Estimate the project requirements. Projects need to meet a minimum order quantity.

  • Minimum order of 200,000 units for fiber-based custom designs
  • Minimum order of 200,000 units for corn starch PLA custom designs
  • All custom design programs require a minimum purchase of $200,000 USD per year

Step 3: Begin the design process. Below is an estimation of the design timeframe. It will vary depending on project complexity.

1. Initial Design (2-3 weeks)

  • Option One: Mail a physical product example for what you want created – We will create 3D design from the sample of the physical product.
  • Option Two: Sketch a design with the exact dimensions that you would like created – We will create a 3D design based on your sketch and dimensions for the product.
  • Option Three: Email the source file of an already created design in 3D – SolidWorks preferred – We will make sure that the file is consistent with our requirements and tooling requirements – design may need to be modified for draft angles, inset radiuses etc.

Please note that World Centric design time is billed at $150/hour.

2. Prototype Mold (4 weeks)

  • World Centric Design Department will do an initial review of the design
  • Prototype mold and production mold costs/estimates given
  • Design confirmed by client and finalized by World Centric (prototype … etc.) Prototype mold costs range from $1.500-$2,000, depending on complexity of design.

3. Pricing
– Pricing finalized (based on confirmed prototype mold sample and unit weight, the unit pricing is confirmed.)

4. Production Mold (4 weeks)
– Mold(s) created (production mold costs range from $10,000-$18,000, based on design, complexity and forming process [injection molding, thermoforming, etc.])

5. Production (6-8 weeks)
– Production of order from approved mold(s.)

For More Information

Please call us at 707-241-9190 to speak to a Customer Service Representative for more information, or fill out the form below.