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Nov 11, 2015

Low Carbon Keep

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Posted by: david_h

Item Products are proud to announce our involvement with the Low Carbon Keep programme.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the East of England Development Agency, the Low Carbon KEEP programme provides funding to support East of England businesses to innovate and grow through University partnerships, knowledge transfer and resource efficiency. By utilising funding to improve capabilities and implement a resource efficient approach to business, companies can increase profitability, reduce costs and develop new products or services.

Item Products identified a requirement for a type of ratchet rivet that is manufactured in the United States. Item Products designed a new version to be manufactured in the UK to service local requirements. This would remove the need for large quantities of components to be transported on a regular basis all the way from America, providing a sizeable CO2 reduction in transport terms alone.

The ratchet rivet comprises one common part, pushed together with another to ratchet together for a permanent fixing. The components are made from durable rigid hard wearing plastic, the part is also totally recyclable, in the domestic waste stream adding further environmental benefits. The combination provides an entirely green and cost effective option for packaging. Using the ratchet rivet removes the need for glue and staples and is suitable for thickness of material between 8mm & 12mm.

Low Carbon Keep

Please contact us on 01582 391898 for samples and further information

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