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Quick Assembly Boxes

This Smart Cardboard Box Design Uses 15% Less Material and No Tape

— January 13, 2015 — Eco
By making slight modifications to the classic cardboard box design, two college students at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering—Henry Wang and Chris Curro—were able to create a form that makes more sense and is a lot better for the environment.

Rather than requiring tape or other fasteners to hold the box together once folded, this reversible box is quick and easy to assemble using a series of interlocking flaps. overall, the shape uses 15% less cardboard than a traditional box. Playing up the speed at which this box can be assembled, the student design has been dubbed 'The Rapid Packing Container.' Ideal for small objects, this cardboard design is easily one that could be used over and over again until it is ready to be recycled.
Trend Themes
1. Reversible Box Design - Creating a box design that eliminates the need for tape and uses interlocking flaps for quick assembly.
2. Sustainable Packaging - Reducing material usage by 15% and promoting reusability and recycling in cardboard box designs.
3. Efficient Assembly Solutions - Developing innovative designs that enhance the speed and ease of box assembly for small objects.
Industry Implications
1. Packaging Industry - Opportunity for companies to create sustainable and efficient packaging solutions using reversible box designs.
2. E-commerce Industry - Disruptive potential for enhancing the speed and convenience of packaging and shipping processes for small objects.
3. Environmental Services Industry - Opportunity to promote and support the use of sustainable packaging materials and practices in waste management and recycling.
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