Article by Jim Camillo, Assembly Magazine
Box Latch™ Products
Box Latch seeks to reduce the worldwide need of cardboard box recycling by 40%, through the adoption of box Re-Use opportunities, resulting in immense savings of energy and water across the globe.
Box Latch™ Products are a Re-Usable alternative to tape, staples and bands that have traditionally been used to close cardboard boxes. Operations and supply chain managers are able to reduce material costs (corrugated box and tape expenses) by anywhere from 10% to 90% following integration of Box Latch™ Products into their supply chain systems.
Triple bottom line (economic, environmental and social) benefits can be realized:
- tape reduction/elimination results in less line down time
- promotes cardboard box Re-Use providing huge ROI
- decrease worker injury rate (i.e. repetition motion injuries & puncture wounds)
- faster than hand taping or folding flaps for closing and re-opening
- does not destroy boxes like folding corners, taping, staples
- may be attached to boxes and remain a part of the box for ease in box Re-Use and storage
- elimination of tape = reduction in tape costs
- boxes can be made tamper proof
Who We AreOur Vision: Invent, manufacture and provide sustainable logistical supply chain solutions for use with corrugate boxes. Teach the magnifying power of corrugate box Re-Use. Illustrate to companies and individuals how to reduce packaging expenses and sustain the environment with our innovative, box closing products to produce triple bottom line benefits. Mission: Changing the way the world closes and Re-Uses boxes.
What We DoOur products work well anywhere businesses or individuals want a rapid, no tape needed method to close and reopen boxes. Re-Useable Box Latch™ products save money invested in one-time use of tape as they promote box re-use and save money and our environment. They may also reduce injuries caused by box cutters and respective stress caused from taping hundreds of boxes a day. Our markets: B-2-B fulfillment and distribution centers (pick and pack) manufacturing and assembly of components work-in-progress (WIP) operations parts inventory storage moving & storage industry medical labs
Why It MattersRe-Using materials provide a smarter way to do things. Only 10% of corrugated boxes are used more than once, therefore many opportunities exist to re-use cardboard boxes. Box Latch Products offer an innovative low technology solution to address contemporary sustainability issues associated with waste management, supply chain sustainability, and lean manufacturing and employee health/safety. Each of these can generate production and operational cost savings. Box Latch™ Products are a Re-Usable alternative to tape, staples and bands that have traditionally been used to close cardboard boxes.
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