Lucid Innovation’s engineering design and materials expertise has helped Zerco, a start-up business, develop a revolutionary tying strip fastener. Typical tie strips are single-use, fixed-length mouldings. Users such as electricians, horticulturalists and manufacturers have no alternative but to leave or trim off thousands of tonnes of high-grade plastics every year when the pull-through part of tie strips are fixed.
Working with Zerco MD, Zagros Lalo, Lucid’s team helped to develop and prototype the product and create the new manufacturing process needed. Instead of fixed-length mouldings, Xtra-Strap is a continuous extrusion that can be die cut to special shapes in different materials, to suit different applications. Waste in manufacturing is recycled, and waste during use can be easily avoided.
Xtra-Strap is available on a roll. Users simply wrap around the items they wish to bundle, then tie and trim the strap to exactly the length required. To tighten or re-use, the strap is easily removed. The materials specification and unique interlocking design makes the Xtra-Strap extremely resistant to tearing and weathering.
Zerco MD, Zagros Lalo, comments:
“Lucid’s knowledge and creative approach to the challenges presented by materials and manufacturing processes was invaluable in the development of Xtra-Strap. Our collaboration went well beyond design, into manufacturing, strategy and funding…”
See: http://www.zerco-straps.co.uk/distributors.html for Xtra-Strap distributors.