31 Dec '13, 6pm

Students invent a better cardboard box: The Rapid Packing Container

Students invent a better cardboard box: The Rapid Packing Container

Two undergraduate students at Cooper Union have built a better box, which could make a huge difference in the packing and shipping business, by saving time, money, and resources, and perhaps causing the shipping industry to beat a path to their door. While some inventors and innovators are working toward building greener cars, better batteries, smaller computers, or more powerful renewable energy solutions, others are reinventing some of the everyday things that we take for granted, such as the ubiquitous cardboard box. Chris Curro and Henry Wang, both engineering students at Cooper Union , invented a new type of packing carton, called the Rapid Packing Container, which uses up to 20% less cardboard, is quicker to use for both packing and unpacking, requires no tape, and can be easily flipped inside out for reuse. The Rapid Packing Container isn't that radically different,...

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