corrugAid is a manufacturer of sustainable cots and humanitarian aid products

The company corrugAid was founded in 2019 to generate a sustainable use of materials for humanitarian aid products. The accelerated product portfolio comprises cots made of corrugated cardboard combined with an exchangeable fabric covering as well as supplementary corrugated cardboard furniture. All products are made from renewable raw materials and can be recycled easily and in an environmentally friendly way after use.

Cots for humanitarian aid

Find out here about our near-series prototype of field beds made of corrugated board with exchangeable fabric covering:

Corrugated cardboard cots are a sustainable and inexpensive alternative for aid organisations and authorities: during humanitarian operations, for example triggered by climate catastrophes or epidemics, people in an emergency are supplied with food and other vital resources such as medicine. In addition to this primary care, many cots are quickly needed for emergency shelters. Our reliable corrugAid cots made of corrugated cardboard offer many advantages - for people in need, aid organisations and our environment alike.


An idea takes shape

The sustainable corrugAid cots consist of corrugated cardboard and a fabric covering. The corrugated cardboard bed frame is stable and can withstand loads of up to 150 kg. Sitting several people on the bed frame does not pose any challenge for the cot either.

Depending on the application requirements, the lying surface can be covered with either jute or cotton. This covering can be changed and washed if necessary.

The cots are quick and easy to assemble without tools.

Let us work together to make humanitarian aid even better!

Sturdy cots made of corrugated board


In order to provide fast, effective and sustainable assistance to people in need, aid organisations and authorities often set up emergency shelters. Cots are used for this purpose in different

  • Cots for emergency relief: in disaster areas (e.g. triggered by tsunami, earthquake, flood, fire, flooding, volcanic eruption), relief organisations alleviate the immediate needs of those affected. In transitional shelters, cots offer a quick and uncomplicated use for patient care and as sleeping places in equal measure.
  • Cots for emergency aid: in ongoing crisis regions, cots ensure sustainable and hygienic emergency shelter. Cots can provide a place to sleep for people in need in refugee shelters. Field beds are also used in humanitarian crises such as civil wars or political conflicts, which often last a very long
  • Cots for disaster preparedness: Cots are also used in the training and preparation of humanitarian aid workers.

Advantages of cots made of corrugated cardboard

Fast & effective

The environmentally friendly cots made of corrugated cardboard can be produced quickly, stored and transported cost-efficiently and are easy to assemble.

Humanitarian aid often requires many beds in an extremely short time. After all, people in need of help have to be cared for quickly. Previous storage is recommended and uncomplicated transport to the area of operation is essential. Our corrugated cardboard cots can be stored folded. This saves you costs for expensive storage space compared to metal field beds or plastic beds. In addition, our folded corrugated cardboard cot can be transported space-savingly and efficiently, which reduces logistics costs. Should you nevertheless not have any cots in stock, corrugAid can initiate the production of the corrugated cardboard cots in the THIMM Group within a short time.
The cots are easy to carry on site due to their low dead weight of only 8 kg. In addition, the cots can be assembled easily and within a few minutes - comparable to a folding bed.

Sustainable

Corrugated cardboard cots are sustainable and more environmentally friendly than conventional cots. In addition, cots made of corrugated cardboard are easily recyclable after use. The natural product corrugated cardboard consists of raw paper and starch glue. The product properties include the light weight of corrugated cardboard and its foldability. The cots have been designed to be more resilient than, for example, a plug-in bed made of wood.

In emergency and transitional accommodation, cots made of corrugated cardboard would reduce the consumption of disinfectants. This is mainly due to the exchangeable fabric covering made of jute or cotton. After a rescue operation, cots are often left behind, scrapped or burned in order to reduce the risk of infection, for example after epidemics. Huge quantities of metal or textile materials are often difficult to dispose of. The sustainable corrugAid cots made of corrugated cardboard can be burned almost residue-free and no longer pose a risk of infection.

Production of cots from corrugated cardboard

The field beds made of corrugated board are to be produced in Germany. We will receive the corrugated board for our field beds from established THIMM Group production plants. The THIMM family business is a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard and has been active in the corrugated cardboard packaging industry since 1949. Due to the immediate proximity of the THIMM production plants to the largest German airports and ports, the field beds made of corrugated cardboard can be delivered quickly and cost-effectively after production.

Production of corrugated cardboard for cots


About corrugAid

The cots made of corrugated cardboard have their origin at the Technical University of Dresden. As early as 2015, Dipl.-Ing. Sven Grasselt-Gille (research assistant) worked on a sustainable idea for humanitarian aid at the Chair of Wood Technology and Fiber Materials Technology. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the "AidBoards" project was born. The first cots construction could be further developed within the scope of this project.

Today's near-series construction of the corrugAid cots is based on a joint development of the TU Dresden, the THIMM Group and Markus Lampe Consulting. All three partners jointly founded the company corrugAid in 2019.

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The cots made of corrugated cardboard, which were primarily developed for humanitarian purposes, can also be used for camping or outdoors. The cots are also suitable as sustainable guest beds. Would you like to include corrugated cardboard cots in your range as an organiser of festivals and camping trips or as a furniture dealer and thus be a pioneer for sustainable solutions? Have you become curious? Then feel free to contact us:

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