Unver, Ertu and Swann, David (2012) The Conceptual Design of a Blister Pack opening tool. Project Report. http://www.3mbic.com/. (Submitted)

The study evaluates the feasibility of developing a novel packaging solution contributing to easing consumer packaging opening issue for the UK’s waste reduction targets.

Project phases include:

• Concept stage
• Material selection
• Prototyping
o Number of 3D printout using stereolithography
o Laser cutting of cutter blades
o Manufacturing of a number of VAC form mouldings
• Testing

Most packaging techniques require complementary opening tools (scissors/knife) which cause significant safety risks to the user. ‘Easy Open’ provides users the flexibility to access the purchased product at any time. The technique is based on advanced materials/typology, caused by highly localised pressure resulting in polymer melt enabling a slice-through. The company provided an idea of using vacuum-formed guide groove where the plastic packaging walls are intentionally thinned, contributing to the reduction of waste materials in current packaging. The design take into account the increasing requirement for safer & simplified solutions for consumers of special needs, i.e. elderly, infirm or disabled.

4-_Easy_Opener_Concept.pdf - Submitted Version

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