Box Latch™ Products to Debut B2B Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions at Promat:

Learn about the low-tech invention that can provide circular economy solutions to material handlers

Monday, March 20, 2017

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
As a certified B Corporation™ we seek to encourage a corporate culture of corrugated box Re-Use, by way of our cost effective Re-Usable box closures. Our challenge however is to demonstrate to the business world that they too can create a “Re-Use
cycle” within their operations in place of “recycling” as the lone solution to corrugated cardboard box waste. Over 90% of cardboard boxes are used just once.
For every ton of cardboard (1,500 – 2,000 boxes) that is Re-Used, we can save:
  • nine cubic yards of landfill,
  • 380 gallons of oil,
  • 4,000 kilowatts of energy,
  • 7,000 gallons of water and
  • 17 trees – saving
  • 64% of the energy
  • 58% of the water,
  • while eliminating 60 lbs. of air pollution!
Box Latch™ Products seek to educate and lead the adoption of corrugated box "Re-Use" mentality within the manufacturing, distribution, storage, transportation and fulfillment facilities of corporations around the world. We believe that business should be a force for positive good in the world and that our products will help businesses to realize triple bottom line (corporate social responsibility, environmental stewardship and economic viability) benefits.
Want to learn more: Box Latch™ Products is sponsoring an educational seminar, “Sustainability Trends Within Supply Chain Management” from 3:00 – 3:45pm on Tuesday April 4th at the Sustainable Solutions Theater (N407).
Lisa Geason-Bauer 
(414) 915-3931