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Premium Elastic Bands

Postby KZulonas » October 19th, 2013, 3:58 pm


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I am designing the packaging for a (low-volume) high end consumer electronics product.

The product has some straps that during packaging are going to be folded up and secured with a rubber band to keep them neat.

I'd like the bands to be black, or alternatively blue or dark grey (brand colours), and to have a premium feel. Something that a customer might be like: "wow I haven't felt elastic bands like these before!"

Anybody know where, if they even exist, such high end elastic bands might be found?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Premium Elastic Bands

Postby scrotum » October 19th, 2013, 4:45 pm

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When I saw the thread's title I thought it was another spam posting peddling rubber bands. :lol:

And no, sorry, I can't help you there.

Re: Premium Elastic Bands

Postby KZulonas » October 19th, 2013, 6:18 pm


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Haha shoot, poor thread title...

Re: Premium Elastic Bands

Postby nxakt » October 19th, 2013, 9:33 pm

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Silicone rubber bands. Custom molded or cut.

Test samples available at local drugstore, beauty aisle.

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And it occurs to be that I may have become an unwitting pawn in a spam game. :)

Re: Premium Elastic Bands

Postby sam hagger » October 21st, 2013, 9:40 am

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Or an O Ring supplier?

Re: Premium Elastic Bands

Postby KZulonas » October 21st, 2013, 8:22 pm


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Ya I tried O-Rings but their modulus of elasticity is too low.

I tried a local pharmacy, but they seem to be devoid of these mythical black elastic bands north of the border. (other than hair elastics)

Re: Premium Elastic Bands

Postby Johnathan » October 21st, 2013, 9:17 pm

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Depending on the packaging requirements barbed elastic could be an option.
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