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New & Improved: Innovative Students Have Designed 'The Perfect Cardboard Box'
By Dorothy Tan, 07 Jan 2014
Considering that more goods than ever before are now being moved across the globe, it is not surprising that an enormous number of cardboard boxes are also being used to store and transport them.
The regular cardboard box that is being used today is not only environmentally unfriendly, but is also hard to open and difficult to pack—in response to this design problem, Henry Wang and Chris Curro of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at Cooper Union have come up with the “Rapid Packing Container”.
Dubbed the “perfect cardboard box” by Fast Co. Design, this innovative design not only uses 15-20% lesser cardboard, but is also quicker to pack and easier to open—it is even reversible, and thus recyclable.
No tape is needed for the construction of this new and improved cardboard box—simply push the flat, unfolded box into a custom jig, press it into shape and close it with a built-in adhesive strip.
In addition to considerable savings in time and materials costs, the Rapid Packing Container has an impressive maximum load strength of 260 pounds.
The user experience for the receiver of the box is also enhanced—to open the box, all one has to do is to press a tab at the top of the box and it will pop open and back into its unfolded flat self.
Watch the video below to find out more about how the Rapid Packing Container works.
[via Fast Co. Design]
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