It was 1924 when the very first adhesive tape was invented, followed 8 years later by the first counter top tape dispenser. It was a hefty 7 pounds in weight and 10 years later, the first hand held dispenser became available.
Though the adhesive tape itself has seen many changes in terms of size, materials and finishes, the dispenser itself has seen far fewer modifications, with the design and mechanism remaining much the same – until now that is!
Nearly 80 years on, the tape dispenser has been redefined and reimagined for the 21st Century – with the comfort and welfare of the user key to the design, as well as a focus on delivering tangible cost savings.
ZEROTAPE was born!
Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first ever British cyclist to claim the coveted Maillot Jaune.
Now here is where the inspiration comes in. His success was reportedly down to the team’s application of the theory of aggregation of marginal gains. Team Sky performance director explains it passionately as “the 1% margin for improvement in everything you do”.
The belief was that if you improved every area related to cycling by just 1% then those small gains would add up to a remarkable improvement. He was right and the subsequent success proved the theory.
The product designers at ZEROTAPE looked at where they could make those marginal gains, modifying form and function to deliver:
Improved operator comfort
Increased system performance
Reduction in weight
Reduction in noise
Optimisation of the interface between tape and cardboard box
The ZEROTAPE packing system offers a host of benefits compared to traditional tapes and dispensers:
The handle is strategically positioned to minimize strain on the wrist. It is also much lighter and therefore easier to handle, reducing the risk of RSI.
No down time trying to figure out which way to fit the tape; the roll reassuringly clicks into place when loaded correctly, eliminating entry failure and saving time.
Longer rolls at 160 metres, approximatley over 100 metres longer than standard rolls, as well as being lighter and stronger.
With fewer roll changes and longer tape length – this all adds up to more boxes being packed each day. This results in year on year increased production capacity.
Take a look at this quick video to understand more about this exciting new concept:
If you would like to know more about what ZEROTAPE could do for your business, please contact the team at Acopia on 0845 075 6111 – we would love to let you know about this unique product.
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