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The perfect box for all shapes

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January 3, 2011

The perfect box for all shapes

The perfect box for all shapes

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This one-size-fits-all packaging concept delivers an efficient way to send an item by reducing bulk and cost while keeping your goods safe from bumps and scrapes in transit. The clever Universal Packaging System (UPACKS) system – not be confused with UPS (United Parcel Service) – from designer Patrick Sung uses perforated sheets made from recyclable corrugated cardboard that can snugly pack almost any shaped item, whilst reducing the need to pad-out empty spaces.

The perfect box for all shapes

The key to the design is the triangle-shaped perforated lines which make the packing process easy no matter what shape you are dealing with. The sheets are also strong enough to avoid the need for excess padding and can also create a classic six-sided box if so desired. By reducing the unwanted packing space, your postal bill should also see the difference.

At this stage, the concept design is just that, but any idea that could put an end to bubble-wrap has got to be worth thinking about.

Via Yanko Design.

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7 Comments

A major point behind using a box is that it will resist structural deformation pretty well. Considering I get enough banged up boxes from the delivery man, I doubt a box with perforated lines all over the place would do as well.

Attaching a label also looks to be a nightmare on that thing.

goWMknu
4th January, 2011 @ 01:38 am PST

Is there a video so we can see how it works???

Daniel Furtado
4th January, 2011 @ 05:05 am PST

I'm fairly certain the other UPS already holds a prior-art claim on this design. A number of my deliveries have shown up looking much like the free-form example above.

BG
4th January, 2011 @ 05:12 am PST

Agree with the comment from goWMknu, but would add that stacking boxes would be a nightmare. One other advantage to a box is they can be stacked and efficiently packed for transit. While you could reduce the extraneous space, this would seemingly promote more tussling of "boxes" and perhaps more damage during transit.

Doc D'Errico
4th January, 2011 @ 06:55 am PST

I seriously doubt that the shipping companies will want to accept packages that do not conform to a box or envelope shape. However, I do see a use for this product as an internal protective material for a product inside of an outer box.

Gene Jordan
4th January, 2011 @ 09:04 am PST

ok this is retarded you want all that bubble wrap or your package might end up turning into a jigsaw puzzle, i work at a shipping company and those packages get dropped thrown and occasionally stepped on,

ive seen my fair share of poorly wrapped packages that are mangled and just altogether broken, if you care use bubble wrap.

Cody Hall
4th January, 2011 @ 03:56 pm PST

Not sure about other postal services, but Australia Post accepts parcels of any size and shape, you can even slap a label on a basketball and ship it if you wish. But I have to agree, I would expect that this, while being quite innovative and very flexible size-wise, wouldn't be as robust as a regular box. Given the rough treatment many parcels receive, I doubt this would be much more durable or supportive than a regular padded bag...

Mr T
4th January, 2011 @ 04:17 pm PST
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