SFT eliminates the well-known problem of bags being often tough to open. Even in thin, economy, single-use bags---e.g. laundry, trash, carry, produce, sandwich, freezer, leaf, utility---in short, any flat sidewelded bag or any side-gusseted bag.

"Opens first time, every time"™ can now be offered in economy bags, the biggest market segment.

Licensing available for qualified manufacturers, marketers, retailers, supermarkets, and corporate users.


End-user advantages for marketing:

   Hygiene advantage
     and
  Economic advantage

  lead to your advantage through:
 Industry strategic implications


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for CORPORATE USERS

As a corporate user, you are supplying bags "expense-side" for employees or customers to use.

You recognise that the true overall cost of any expendable is your main concern. You are looking for products that give their money's worth.

Sure, you can buy really cheap ballpoint pens that fail 50% of the time, either spilling ink and making a mess, or simply giving up after brief use so you don't get your money's worth.

And sure, you can buy bags that split, or that won't open.

But you don't want those.

For your employees, you want products that let them work efficiently. You need that for your bottom line.

For your clients, you want your supplied products to be reliable so your staff can do what it's there for, rather than picking up the mess left by poor products that fail your clients.

There is no situation in which any corporation desires an inferior product at the same price.

Tendering is an art form, no doubt, but specifications are there to ensure that the product will do its intended work properly. Reliability of all phases of use of a product is the core of tender specification.

Specification is always in the context of the state-of-the-art.

One cannot specify a 1-tonne truck that will run on 2 Litres of fuel per 100 Km, because it doesn't exist.

Likewise, before, you could not specify easy opening in a bag, because it didn't exist. But now it does, so you can specify it. In fact, it belongs in the specification.

Expense-side bag uses:

Just because it's expense-side doesn't mean nobody cares! It may mean it takes longer for the actual buyer to catch on, but eventually they will.

Example 1: Let's consider a custodial department employee (whether private or public sector) whose gross salary with overhead, pension contributions, etc. is $25K. At a standard work year of 1820 h, the employee's time costs you about 0.4 cent per second. Give that employee a bad bag that wastes 5 seconds, and it costs you about 2 cents. If that wasted time was not more enjoyable for the employee than the rest of their work cycle, you can add more waste because of frustration. I.e. a bad bag may waste even more time than just what opening it takes.

The wasted time could be worth more than you paid for the bag. The better bag will be priced about the same, but save the 'hidden' costs so it is actually cheaper, and sometimes almost like getting the bag for free.

Example 2: a City Council supplies doggie-doo bags in parks. They are notoriously hard to open. Some citizens don't bother picking up dog mess because the bags won't open. Some use the bags without opening, which means they can't pick up anything big or they need several to do the job. Some citizens take handfuls home so they can open them where it's warm, and then carry them back to the park. Either way, the actual cost of bad bags is much higher than their apparent price. Probably 2 to 5 times as much, and that's not counting the indirect cost, the cost of uncompliance: if the bad bags are resulting in a mess that Council employees have to deal with then it's a further cost.

But SNAP™ technology applied to doggie-doo bags will mean bags that open promptly in all weather, whether the user is wearing gloves or not. These better bags will improve citizen compliance with dog-clean-up bylaws, and will give overall savings as well.

 

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