LolaBin - Sustainable Dispenser


Solids: from small to large – the modular system

LolaBins can be mounted on any vertical surface and do not require special shelving. With a simple substructure, they can also be hung in two rows. The bodies are cube-shaped with an edge length of 25 cm. They are made of wood (oak/birch multiplex), the mechanics inside are made of stainless steel, the cylinders of glass, the seals of pharmaceutical silicone. All materials in contact with the goods are certified for food.

There are 3 different spouts: 20 mm, 50 mm and 90 mm diameter. These can be used to fill most free-flowing substances: 20 mm for fine seeds such as chia and lentils, 50 mm for all cereals and flakes and 90 mm for hazelnuts, pasta and the like.

The glass columns have a diameter of 20 cm and a height of 20, 30, 40 and 70 cm, corresponding to filling volumes of 6, 10, 13 and 22 litres. The small and medium cylinders are suitable for pulses/seeds (chia, sesame, lentils etc.), the large cylinders are good for coffee, cereals, flakes, pasta, i.e. products with a large turnover.

We give a warranty of 3 years except glass breakage. Price is available on request and is based on the number of units required.

Liquids: same design for all goods

LolaBins are suitable for all free-flowing liquids such as oils and vinegars, but also cleaning supplies and personal care products, even aggressive substances such as glass cleaner or vinegar essence. For this, the 20 mm spout is simply fitted with an s-shaped tap. The “last drop” is collected with a glass that automatically settles in the correct position after filling. All other components correspond to the solid dispensers. So if it turns out that a product is not doing so well, it is possible to switch between solid and liquid. In this way, a LolaBin for apple syrup can be turned into a LolaBin for cashews – or vice versa – in just a few simple steps. 

Price is available on request and is based on the number of units required.

Q & A

How often do the LolaBins need to be cleaned?

The cleaning intervals depend on the contents. For long-life dry products such as pasta, we recommend cleaning every two months. For cereals, the LolaBin should be cleaned with every batch change. For oils and vinegars, cleaning is mandatory with every batch change. For cleaning or personal care products, cleaning is carried out according to visual findings.

How great is the danger of glass breakage?

The wall thickness of the glass cylinders is 5 mm, more than any other manufacturer. This makes them heavier, but much more robust. Glass breakage during cleaning or in the dishwasher is practically impossible. Glass does not tolerate edge impacts on hard surfaces. Therefore, glass cylinders should be placed on wooden materials (kitchen worktops, chopping boards). Tiled surfaces or stone worktops are unsuitable.

Are the LolaBins insect-proof?

No. No Bulkbin is. Insects can get through the smallest cracks, including the filler or outlet openings of all systems. Experience shows, however, that you do not catch insects in the shop, they come along with the product.

LolaBins for vinegar or soy sauce – a feast for fruit flies?

To ward off Drosophilidae in the hot season, all LolaBins for liquids are equipped with a silicone seal and stainless steel lid at the top. A silicone plug is inserted into the outlet tap overnight. Of course, this does not prevent the attractiveness of a LolaBin filled with aceto balsamico, which smells very tempting – but it does reduce the chances of success considerably.

Can the glass cylinders get scratched or cloudy?

Glass is a very hard material, harder than steel. It cannot be scratched during cleaning, even with a stainless steel sponge. Even acids, alkalis or alcohol cannot harm the material. However, the use of scouring milk or powder should be avoided, as they usually contain quartz or stone powder.

Are the LolaBins completely plastic-free?

The LolaBins are free of fossil plastics. The only exception is the traction cable made of Kevlar. The seals are made of silicone, synthesised from sand and chlorine. It is therefore a petroleum-free plastic. In the pharmaceutical grade we use, it is completely emission-free and 100% recyclable. Of course, this also applies to the other materials used: Wood and stainless steel.

How long do the LolaBins last?

In principle, LolaBins last a lifetime. This was part of the design brief. The wearing parts (squeeze gasket, pulleys) can be replaced for a few euros. Even a fall usually leaves the body undamaged.

Are LolaBins also available in a small version for private households?

No, LolaBins were designed for unpacked shops. However, it is still possible to use them in private households.