Corrugated cardboard polling booths are being trialled in this week’s European elections thanks to a design by leading UK manufacturer of corrugated fibreboard packaging Caps Cases.
Suffolk-based Caps Cases was approached by architect Harris McMillan to produce 700 corrugated cardboard polling booths for trial by Cornwall Council. Their brief was to create a lightweight, innovative design that could easily fit into the back of the presiding officer’s car.
“We were aware that cardboard booths are currently used in America but because of their conventional style we wanted to come up with something a little more contemporary,” explains sales director Shaun Stamford. “By creating a multi person unit we were able to offer a space-saving, efficient solution.”
The units are supplied flat with the shelves attached – two for standing voters and two lower ones for wheelchair access. Both are hidden by a privacy shelf and the units are then individually packed into an outer.
The cardboard booths are not only extremely cost effective in comparison to conventional timber booths but easier to store and transport and can be recycled after use.
“This was a great opportunity for Caps Cases to showcase our ability to manage a project from concept, through design and manufacture to fulfilment,” concludes Stamford. “The client was delighted with the design and following the election trials there may be scope for cardboard booths to fill a niche in the market.”
With over 30 years’ experience in the UK packaging industry Caps Cases specialise in the design and manufacture of quality corrugated fibreboard solutions.