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Design and Manufacture of a Revolutionary Lid for Laboratory Ware – Maglab

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The project (MagLab) has been successfully granted funding by the Structural Funds and the Technology Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. The effort put together by the Maglid Team has resulted in receiving one of the highest scores, ranking in the top 10 awarded projects. The project received a total fund of 60% of the total budget, resulting to a complete success.

The contract was signed in December 2013 and the Project is expected to be finalised within the next 18 months, in May 2015. Within the next 18 months Maglid Technology Holdings Ltd will manufacture a specifically designed product incorporating its patented closure technology for the use in the wider medical and chemistry sector. During the project a wide selection of professionals and scientists are expected to be involved, namely Mechanical Engineers, 3D-Designers, Material Engineers, Marketing experts, Environmental Scientists. The team will also participate in a series of events promoting the product, as well as the technology itself and its versatility. The final product is expected to have all necessary certificates, including the CE Marking.

The patented magnet-based technology is expected to revolutionise the medical and laboratory sector. The advantages offered by Maglab, are – among others:

• Single-hand use.

• Opening is bi-directional and intuitive, closing is simple and effortless. Hermetic seal.

• The closure mechanism is capable of incorporating a positive seal for solid, liquid and aerial contents.

• Re-usability.

• Marketability.

The versatility of the patented technology, allows the penetration of similar products incorporating the technology to enter any market sector, namely: cosmetics, homeware, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical packaging and the toy industry.

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INDEX: Award 2013 Nominations
Design to improve life

INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach, established in 2002. We Inspire, Educate and Engage people in using Design to Improve Life-skills to develop sustainable solutions to global and local challenges.

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Consumers in awe of powerful packaging
source: "Consumers in awe of powerful packaging" www.cosmeticsdesign.com

“How a product is packaged is as important as the product itself, and luxury packaging succeeds best by filling the consumer with the feeling of awe, according to a market analyst.

Speaking at the Luxe Pack New York event at the Altman Building in Manhattan, Donna Sturgess, co-founder of research firm Buyology, stated that many consumer decisions are made using the non-conscious mind, thus packagers should be appealing to the emotions.

“Awe is the highest end of emotion that you can get from a consumer, it is the highest end of desire,” she said. “This makes it ideal for luxury goods as it is potent and powerful.”

“Therefore you must create a package that consumers do not want to throw away once opened; something we are seeing nowadays with perfume.”

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ISO standard takes the lid off accessible packaging design
source: "ISO standard takes the lid off accessible packaging design" via iso.org

“ISO 11156:2011, Packaging – Accessible design – General requirements, provides a framework for packaging design that takes into account the varying physical and sensory capabilities of users to ensure that it can be used not only by people with visual, hearing, motor or cognitive disabilities, but also by the elderly, the temporarily disabled – and by those with no disability at all.”

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What do people want from packaging?
source: "EuroPack Summit 2012" via http://www.europacksummit.com

“Sustainability and cost are key issues, however, we can see huge demographic changes in Europe, especially in Italy, Germany and Spain, and the ageing populations in these countries will need better accessible packaging.”

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New Report Offers Consumers’ Take on Food and Beverage Packaging
source: "Food and Beverage Packaging Trends in the U.S." via Foodservice.csnews.com

“Customers listed re-sealability and easy to open/close as their most valued attributes, confirming the importance of product convenience, according to the report. The ability to maintain freshness was the third-most important.”

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Cylon Presentation
London 2012

Thank you all for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm shown for the technology.