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FlapTie

User Friendly ZipTie

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This user friendly ziptie, can disrupt many appliances due to it versatility, as from Home to Offshore.

In case it is used as package accessory, the Customer may reuse at home or work.

Idea Title

FlapTie

Company / Organization Name

MassTechlace, Unip. Lda.

Website

www.techlace.com

Where are you / your team located?

LISBON - PORTUGAL

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

1 - Permanent locking zipties have to be cut for release.
2 - Traditional reusable zipties are based on permanent locking technic, meaning the user need to pass all the lace through the buckle, not only when locking but also when unlocking. Thus not being user friendly, is not elected as usefull by most People.
3. FlapTie can be engaged and disengaged by any lace section. Thus making it a user friendly gadget.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Packaging, Home, Electrical circuitry, Telecom, Agriculture, Backstage,

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Any geographic area where plastic waste and low cost is a concern.

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

FlapTie will be easily introduced into all marketplaces, once it starts to be used asin packaging, in order to allow Consumers to access without restrictions.
The dificulties I am facing, is the intermediat man's state " If we start selling this. Then in a few years we will stop selling the others, because this (flaptie) can be reused for 150 times more.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Operating Concept / Startup: You have fulfilled the stages of testing, undertaken a full scale roll-out, and are currently operating this concept/idea as a business.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

It has ben a life time endeavour to develop, sustainable products and technics.
So, my goal is to promote & promote & promote different paradigme products and technics.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

My wife requested a general porpouse home gadget to secure things, asfrom a plastic bag to a plant.

Tell us about your work experience

I am a Project Manager at a Ship Repair Company, with a mechanic diploma by Portuguese Navy.
Two registered Patents and 6 registered Designs.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

I'm the Founder of MassTechlace, Unip. Lda on the beguining of 2016.

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Hi Eduardo!

It is great to see you in the challenge.

How do the flap ties apply to the use cases for this challenge - https://d3gxp3iknbs7bs.cloudfront.net/attachments/d7cfea9d-b5a2-4ce3-a8de-3e518a3c4b67.pdf?

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Team

Hi Kate,
It is an honor and a privilege to be able to participate.
For a first approach, and after acknowledging the attached document, I think it would be positive to return to the investigators basics, which is - "simple thoughts for complex arrangements" ?

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Team

Hi Kate,
It is an honor and a privilege to be able to participate.
For a first approach, and after acknowledging the attached document, I think it would be positive to return to the investigators basics, which is - "simple thoughts for complex arrangements" ?
Nevertheless, and where FlapTie's concern, its wider segment's coverage of temporary fastning gadgets used in packaging, from simple electric cords to more complex furniture packaging.
Nevertheless, and where FlapTie's concern, its wider segment's coverage as temporary fastning gadgets used in packaging, from simple electric cords to more complex furniture packaging.
If you enfocus in the packaging segment just to start with, you will come to a uge figure of thousands every day, that end nowhere and enywhere at nobody's concern.