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1. (WO1998051583) CLAMPING MEMBER FOR ELONGATE FLEXIBLE MEMBERS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/051583    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1997/002399
Publication Date: Fri Nov 20 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 1997
IPC: A44B 11/02
B65D 63/16
Applicants: TOPPS (UK) LIMITED
HOLLINGSWORTH, John, Charles
BRUMPTON, Anthony, Michael
Inventors: HOLLINGSWORTH, John, Charles
BRUMPTON, Anthony, Michael
Title: CLAMPING MEMBER FOR ELONGATE FLEXIBLE MEMBERS
Abstract:
Clamping members for securing the end portions of one or more elongate flexible members (7, 8), comprising first and second clamping portions (2, 3) each having a clamping face (9, 6) adapted to cooperate with a similar face of a second similar member, and comprising an aperture between the two clamping portions adapted for insertion from opposing directions of respective ends of the elongate members in manner to engage the clamping member with the second similar clamping member and to effect clamping on the application of equal and opposing forces applied to the respective ends of elongate members, kit of parts comprising a pair of clamping members and optionally one or more elongate flexible members, component parts thereof, method for securing the end portions of one or more elongate flexible members, process for the manufacture of a clamping member or component part thereof, use of a clamping member or component part thereof in securing or compacting material or a method for baling or packing material employing the clamping member of the invention.