… XYZ Designed the TAP-IT product for the local Cape Town company Gaussian. It is a tap attachment that facilitates the pouring of sachet-packed liquids like oil, milk, water and juice. This compact, clean-looking pouring device has been designed for domestic use. It includes a piercing mechanism that enables the insertion of the TAP-IT’s cone-shaped end into the sachet and a clamping mechanism which secures the TAP-IT to the sachet. Liquid is funneled through the cone to the external “tap”, which controls flow.
The TAP-IT has been designed to ensure that users are able to easily insert and use the product; preventing breakage of sachets and/or spilling and wastage of liquids. The positioning of the TAP-IT over the sachet; the grip on the sachet to create a taut surface for piercing; and insertion of the cone to the correct depth are all intuitively directed through discernible visible and/or tactile indicators. The TAP-IT is easy to wash and assemble; and has been designed for multiple reuse with an expected twelve-month lifecycle.
… XYZ Design’s product is an affordable, effective, reusable aid in the use of sachets: an increasingly popular low-cost, space-efficient, liquid packaging option.
Design Team: Byron Qually, Richard Perez, Roelf Mulder, and Ryan Fowler
Design and Manufacture: Cape Town, South Africa and China
Project Date: 2011