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‘Inclusive’ design for containers: improving openability

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For many years the standard engineering design approach has been to design for the most common size or ability and hence ensuring that your product is applicable to the broadest proportion of society. Recently, however, this approach has been seen to be flawed, particularly with regards to consumer packaging (although there many examples in other industries, such as transport). This paper outlines a new approach to packaging design that has been termed ‘inclusive’ design. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Keywords: ROPP; finite element analysis; inclusive design; openability; packaging

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pts.699

Publication date: November 1, 2005

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