Germany Trade Mission 2018

Yes, Box Latches. There’s nothing exciting about them, but in my expo floor wandering, Box Latch’s simple booth made me do a double-take and compelled me to stop by for a chat. The company’s name is self-explanatory — it makes plastic latches for cardboard boxes. But its mission is far-reaching. By eliminating the need for box tape — which essentially ruins a box after one use — box latches enable industrial companies to re-use boxes many times. This creates a chain reaction of...

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Modern Materials Handling – Sept. 5th, 2017

Key topics: packaging corner, OSHA Reuse Corrugated Cardboard Boxes By Sara Pearson Specter At ProMat, Eco-Latch Systems debuted its Box Latch “reusable and low-tech” plastic device that allows manufacturers and distributors to quickly and securely hold the top flaps of a corrugated cardboard box closed. The response by visitors to the booth was “jaw-dropping,” inventor and chief operating officer Jack Wilson recalls. Click to read article

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2016 -2017 News

Eco-Latch Systems, LLC named one of the finalists for the 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards (July 20th, 2017) –Click here to download the News Release Material Handling Product News, “Reuse cardboard boxes with tape reduction device” (March, 2017) – Click to read Triple Pundit  Article, “Wisconsin Startup Aims to Curb Cardboard Waste” (Dec. 20th, 2016) by Nithin Coca – Click here to read Conversations Blog  (Dec. 7th, 2016) by Bill Mitchell :  “Think inside the Box”  – Click here to read  Waukesha Freeman Article Dec. 1st, 2016  – Click here to...

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Assembly Magazine – Sept 2017

Key topics: material handling, returnable shipping containers Innovative Packaging System Protects Parts for HVAC Manufacturer On very hot days, a person who arrives at work after a long commute longs for the coolness and comfort of an air-conditioned office. To ensure this scenario, however, the air conditioning system must be reliable. Belimo USA helps manufacturers of these systems make them reliable. Opened in 1987 in Danbury, CT, Belimo USA develops and produces actuators, valves and sensors that optimize the energy efficiency of HVAC...

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MHI Solutions – Sept. 2017

Volume 5, Issue 4 {pages 32 – 36} Key topic: supply chain sustainability Sustainability Is Providing a Competitive Edge and Adding Value Well Beyond Its Environmental Benefits By Sarah B. Hood I would argue that 2017 is the year of supply chain sustainability,” says Lisa Geason-Bauer, chief communications and sustainability officer for MHI member Eco-Latch Systems, makers of Box Latch Products. She point out that sustainability has become a key theme at venues from this year’s conference of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which...

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IMPO Magazine Editor’s Pick

Yes, Box Latches. There’s nothing exciting about them, but in my expo floor wandering, Box Latch’s simple booth made me do a double-take and compelled me to stop by for a chat. The company’s name is self-explanatory — it makes plastic latches for cardboard boxes. But its mission is far-reaching. By eliminating the need for box tape — which essentially ruins a box after one use — box latches enable industrial companies to re-use boxes many times. This creates a chain reaction of...

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