Some simpull answers

Does the Simpull opening system achieve APCO’s guidelines for reuse?

The Australian Packaging Covenant's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (3.8: Design for Reuse) asks "Is the packaging format applicable for reconditioning once the packaging has fulfilled its designated purpose?"

Yes, the tape can be completely removed without permanently altering or damaging the box. The opening system is returned to its original position and new tape can be applied to reseal the box close for repeat use.

Does Simpull achieve APCO guidelines for recovery?

The Australian Packaging Covenant's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (3.9: Design for Recovery) asks "Are any materials bonded together and therefore difficult to recycle?”

The complete separation of the tape from the box leaves the cardboard "clean”. This is also highly preferable to glue closures that result in “stickies” during the recycling process and reduce the quality of the pulp.

Does Simpull achieve APCO guidelines for accessibility?

The Australian Packaging Covenant's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (3.11: Design for Consumer Accessibility) asks "Could an alternative design be used efficiently to minimise the requirement for tools such as a knife or scissors?”

No knife or any other tool is required with Simpull and can even be opened with just one hand, improving usability for all.

How does it work?

[Ikea-like diagram of opening steps]

Are there additional steps in manufacturing the Simpull box?

No, the only change is to the die cut itself, whether a small run custom die or a large run roll die. The final boxes are delivered as normal.

Are there changes to the production line to use the Simpull box?

Depending on the production line and size of the box, some change may be required in the positioning of where the start of the tape is applied to the box, but otherwise there are no changes.

Is the Simpull box customisable to my needs?

Yes. Our Simpull Box Opening System can be applied to almost any shape or size box requirement you have.

How do I obtain a customized design?

We can either licence the Simpull Opening System as is or work with you to customize it to your specific needs.

Does Simpull manufacture the boxes?

No. We licence the right to our patented Simpull Opening System to existing cardboard manufacturers on your request.

Will Simpull benefit my business?

Here are just two case studies:
1. Quick Service Restaurants purchasing product from food manufacturers who use Simpull will benefit from the improved efficiency and safety to their operations, as well as less foodstuffs being damaged and therefore resulting in improved profit margins.

2. Removal & Storage Companies will benefit from the extended life of their Simpull Boxes compared to ordinary packing boxes, meaning they are able to rent them out to more customers before they need to be replaced, resulting in a greater return on their investment.

How does the Simpull opening system improve reusability?

The tape can be completely removed without permanently altering or damaging the box. The opening system is returned to its original position and new tape can be applied. Returning the boxes for reuse can create an almost closed use system, subject only to basic wear and tear. 

How does the Simpull opening system improve recyclability?

The complete separation of the tape from the box leaves the cardboard "clean". Clean cardboard reduces the amount of energy and water required to separate materials at recycling centres, which reduces the box’s overall impact on the environment and can improve environmental credentials.