Fast Packing Container: Students Reinvent Cardboard Box
Report by Urbanist, filed beneath Goods & Packaging in the Layout group.
More quickly, leaner and just plain better, this ingenious resign reduces wasted cardboard, eliminates excess tape and is also more convenient to build, open and store than standard shipping boxes.
Totally reversible for effortless reuse, this patent-pending creation is the merchandise of 2 Cooper Union student collaborators, Henry Wang and Chris Curro, undergraduates in the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.
The Rapid Packing Container deftly handle a extended series of shortcomings, exhibiting that even something so taken for granted as the cardboard box can benefit from significant improvement.
Instead of pulling the unfolded box from a shelf then manually taping collectively various sides and flaps, shippers can basically press the flattened edition of the RPC into a box that folds it for them. After removing a single strip of paper, a minimum sum of exposed adhesive does the rest. Instead of unnecessarily overlapping layers of cardboard, or using tape to support bodyweight, the built-in corrugation and interlocking folds provide for crucial structural requirements all whilst employing much less material.
The finish-user expertise is also refreshingly clean and simple – instead of cutting by way of copious quantities of tape, recipients can push a tab to open the box and observe it unfold in front of them. If there is branding or shipping information on the exterior, that set of exposed sides can be flipped, folded and bent back into the hidden interior. Of program, only time and rigorous testing will inform whether or not this radical reinvention can disrupt entrenched industrial design and style requirements.