With sustainability high on the agenda, Item Products, the leading designer and producer of components for the packaging industry, will be using this year’s Packaging Innovations event to showcase the benefits of their Box Latch products in providing a long-term solution to corrugate waste management. Item Products is exhibiting on stand F10.

Replacing tape with a recycled plastic closure and reopening device, Box Latch is available in sizes to suit single and double wall corrugated board, with a triple-wall version coming online soon. By providing manufacturing and retail environments with a re-usable alternative to tape and staples, Box Latch can extend the life of corrugated boxes, thereby saving costs. With 90% of corrugated boxes being used only once before they are sent for recycling, or even landfill, the use of Box Latch in global supply chains can deliver realistic operational and sustainability efficiencies.

Item Products’ managing director, Julian Cook, said: “Each time corrugated boxes are re-used – without the transportation, staffing and energy costs required to transport waste materials to recycling centres, re-manufacture them, and return them to use and circulation – the cost benefits can be extraordinary.

“Box Latch products provide a clear match to our brand’s ethos and, in line with our own product range, they offer functionality and re-usability.”

Also on display from the Box Latch product range will be Clip & Stack, a novel recycled plastic corner fixing mechanism designed to hold box flaps out of the way for packing or unpacking. As with Box Latch, Clip & Stack can be used hundreds or thousands of times and allows boxes to be stacked in a tote configuration while open, so that they are ready when needed at peak times. Clip & Stack is available in either ‘heavy duty’ in orange, or ‘standard’ in black or green.

For more information on Box Latch products, visit www.boxlatcheurope.com. Box Latch is also currently offering readers a 10% discount code for all online purchases, using the promotional code WHL2022. As Europe’s largest supplier of components to the packaging industry, Item Products is the exclusive UK distributor of Box Latch products. For more information on Item Products visit www.item-products.co.uk.

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