Item Products using IMHX to promote packaging re-use
1 September 2022
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 IMHX show to promote the benefits of their Box Latch products in providing a long-term solution to facilitate corrugated packaging re-use. Box Latch Europe products can be found on booth 5B01 at the event, which takes place on 6-8 September at the NEC, Birmingham.
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 warehousing 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.
Also on display from the Box Latch product range will be Clip & Stack, a clever 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.
Produced with recycled content material, the products are exempt from the plastic packaging tax and can be conveniently recycled in the domestic waste stream.
Item Products’ managing director, Julian Cook, said: “Our products are designed to promote the re-use of corrugated packaging before it gets recycled. 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 of re-use can be extraordinary.”
For more information on Box Latch products, visit here.
As Europe’s largest supplier of components to the packaging industry, Item Products is the exclusive UK distributor of Box Latch products.
Sarah Webster, Marbles PR